ICC confers voting right to three associates

The ICC’s new governance model has ideated a vote each for the three associate members nominated to the ICC Board and also to do away with the affiliate category.

Afghanistan is expected to become a full member nation after the AGM in June, but will not be able to form a women's team due to local social restrictions.   -  k. r. deepak

The ICC’s new governance model has ideated a vote each for the three associate members nominated to the ICC Board and also to do away with the affiliate category.

The three directors from the associate category are Imran Khawaja (Singapore), Ross McCollum (Ireland) and Francois Erasmus (Namibia); they were elected by the top 40 members in the associate/affiliate group and five regional directors. They do not have a vote. But once the constitutional changes are ratified at the ICC AGM in June, the three directors will have a vote each.

The proposal in the constitutional changes awards “Equal weight of votes for all Board Members regardless of their membership status.”

At present, the combined value of the ten full members' (all Test playing nations) votes is 75 percent with each vote valued at 7.5 percent. The proposal is to retain 75 percent value for the 13 ICC Board members with each vote getting diluted to retain the 25 per cent value for the associate category.

An ICC official also said that Afghanistan and Ireland might soon be confirmed as full members, and will be the 11th and 12th Test playing nations, after the Annual General Meeting in June. They, however, have to meet the membership criteria. Afghanistan, though, will not be able to form a national women's team due to local social restrictions.

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