No decision on ICC Chair election process yet

The International Cricket Council Board has not reached a decision on the process during the teleconferencing on Tuesday. The matter will now be discussed further at the board meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

The existing ICC chair Shashank Manohar has confirmed that he would not seek another term in spite of being eligible for a third successive stint as the supremo of the apex cricket body. He has though assured the ICC Board of full support “to ensure a smooth transition,” ICC has stated in a Press release.

“No final decision was taken regarding the election process and the subject will be discussed further at the next ICC Board meeting on Thursday,” states the release.

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

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.

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