The ICC’s Board of Directors may very well be concerned in a three-round voting course of to elect the subsequent unbiased chairman between Greg Barclay and Imran Khwaja in case the magic determine of 11 shouldn’t be reached on the first depend.
The ICC’s annual quarterly assembly started on Monday and the digital voting course of will contain the 16 board of administrators — 12 from full member (Test enjoying nations), three affiliate nations and one unbiased feminine director (Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo).
Barclay of New Zealand or Khwaja of Singapore will want not less than 11 votes (2/third majority) to win the elections however with a fractured mandate, it will likely be tough for both to get a two-third majority.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, there will likely be three rounds of voting.
“If neither candidate gets that number of votes (after first round), another round of voting will take place – most likely later this week.
“Should that also not throw up a winner, a final round of voting will take place. If there is no two-thirds majority after that, then it is believed that Khwaja will be appointed the new chairman for a stipulated period. Votes are being cast electronically,” the web site reported.
It is known that India together with SENA nations (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) are set to vote for Barclay, who backs groups enjoying extra bilateral collection which fits the monetary mannequin of those boards in harsh financial local weather.
Khwaja, alternatively, has the backing of Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani and the previous Singapore cricket board chief is an advocate of accelerating ICC occasions which is able to enhance the income pool of affiliate nations.
Khwaja is at the moment the interim chairman since Shashank Manohar determined in opposition to searching for a 3rd time period as chairman.
The Singapore based mostly lawyer is named a Manohar confidant inside the ICC circles.