At least one name has been confirmed to challenge England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Colin Graves in race to the International Cricket Council Independent Chair. Former Cricket West Indies chief Dave Cameron has reportedly tossed his hat in the ring.
Cameron has confirmed to Indian daily Mumbai Mirror that he will contest for the top post of the ICC.
“As a member of the ICC, I have been the one to advocate change which has not been easy. I believe that with my plans the world of cricket would grow exponentially, and India is a massive part of that plan,” Mirror has reported Cameron as saying. “I am going to contest if I get the nomination.”
The world governing body for cricket though is yet to announce the process and date for the election of the Independent Chair, it is expected that the exercise to find the successor of incumbent Shashank Manohar will take place around the next month end.
Manohar will be vacating the ICC office in July as he had declined to seek a third consecutive term. Before Cameron confirmed his candidature for the ICC post, Graves was the only confirmed name.
There has been speculation about the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly contesting for the post. However, neither Ganguly nor the BCCI has revealed their cards.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Ehsan Mani had been approached by several ICC Directors to return the apex office of cricket governance, he had declined the offer.
Cameron will need at least two full ICC members to nominate his name for the post. While one nomination is expected to come from Cricket West Indies in spite of him not being on very good terms with CWI head Ricky Skerritt, he will have to garner one more vote to confirm his candidature.