Members fail to nominate unanimous candidate for ICC chairman election

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The ICC Board of Directors meeting on Monday (August 10) failed to reach a consensus as they couldn’t make a unanimous decision regarding the nomination for the replacement for the outgoing chairman Shashank Manohar.

The ICC was to make decision regarding the nomination process for the election on Monday’s meeting, but the members failed to agree upon a unanimous choice.

“Yes, there was no unanimity on a number of issues. Firstly, there is a divided house on whether there should be simple majority or the existing 2/3rd majority in a house of 17,” an ICC Board member was quoted as saying by PTI.

There are multiple candidates from different boards with the ambition to take up the top job at the ICC. Although there have been reports about the possibility of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly being in the running for the job, there is no clarity yet regarding that. Ehsan Mani, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, has already made it clear that he won’t be leaving his job at the PCB for the ICC Chairman post.

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According to reports England’s Colin Graves and Former West Indies president Dave Cameron is in the running for the post. But, both of them may fail to get enough support from all the member nations.

“Colin Graves is a strong candidate but it can’t be said that he is favourite anymore. There are countries which won’t support Graves. Similarly, someone like Dave Cameron may enter the fray with support of two independent directors but may not get enough numbers. Ditto for Chris Nenzani (South Africa),” a former ICC director was quoted as saying.

“The best solution is to have a candidate acceptable to all and avoid an election which creates a tense atmosphere between member nations. But yes, I agree that by now, we should have been able to finalise the nomination process,” the official added.