14 Oct

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that it has started the process of selecting a new chairman to replace the departed Shashank Manohar, who stepped down in July.

A deadline of October 18 has been set for the nomination of potential candidates, and the ICC said that it expects the process “to be concluded by early December”.

The ICC’s board remains divided on how to run the election, according to ESPN Cricinfo. A secret ballot – on which Manohar won his first election – is said to be one option.

Other board members are said to prefer a simple majority vote, with a two-thirds majority another possibility. Manohar’s second term was won unopposed, and he was re-elected without a vote.

The ICC originally claimed that it would decide on the election process “within a week” from July 2, the day Manohar stepped down.

To be eligible for the role, potential candidates must be among the 17 current ICC directors – who will each submit one nomination – or be a former director. Nominees who receive support from two or more current directors will proceed to the election stage.

Imran Khwaja, the interim chair who stepped up in July, is expected to be in contention to take the position on a permanent basis, while former ECB chairman Colin Graves and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly are also likely to be in the running.

The election will be overseen by the Independent Chairman of the ICC Audit Committee.

John Stephenson


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