ICC board members meet to decide on election process

The International Council board members are meeting via a teleconferencing today (Tuesday) to decide on the election process for the post of Independent chairman.

The ICC will have to find a successor of Shashank Manohar, who is completing his term in July. England’s Colin Graves is tipped to be contesting for the post.

The all-powerful board members will only discuss the election process at today’s meeting.

Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly, who is being seen as a potential runner to replace Manohar as independent chairman of the ICC, is also expected to attend the meeting. This will be Ganguly’s maiden appearance at an ICC meeting.

If Ganguly were to find a way into the elite office of global cricket governance, it would require amendments to the election process. When Manohar was elected for two successive terms as the independent chairman of the ICC, it was mandatory for the candidate to be a past ICC director and should not be holding any position in any of the member boards.

The ICC will also be deciding on the fate of the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia. However, that decision is expected on Thursday at the meeting of the all-powerful general body.


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