Campaigning banned for ICC chairman's post

A candidate nominated for the post of ICC chairman is banned from campaigning, signifying his inability to ask for a vote from any other ICC member. The nomination process for the next ICC chairman will start on May 8 and the results will probably be declared on May 23.

Shashank Manohar is expected to be back heavily by ICC's board of directors.   -  PTI

A candidate nominated for the post of ICC Chairman is banned from campaigning, signifying his inability to ask for a vote from any other ICC member. At the most, if there is a contest, the candidates will be allowed to make a presentation about their vision for cricket. Resolutions giving effect to the above proposals have been passed recently, and this would make the election for the post of the ICC chairman interesting.

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The nomination process for the next ICC chairman will start on May 8 and the results will probably be declared on May 23. Sources close to these developments told Sportstar that a member-board (like the BCCI is to the ICC) cannot nominate its representative for the most powerful post in the ICC.

Presently, Shashank Manohar, by virtue of being the BCCI president and its representative in the ICC, took the ICC chair automatically last November. The rules of the game have changed at the behest of Manohar; the ICC chairman has to be independent of the full members in order to avoid the ambit of conflict of interest.

The process of electing the ICC Chairman will start with one among the 13 member directors communicating his nomination to the Chairman of the ICC Audit committee (Adnan Zaidi) who is independent of any member. A person who has been a past director (from 1997) and a present director is eligible to be nominated to the Chairman’s post (by May 8) and the Chairman of the Audit committee is not allowed to reveal the name until he gets the consent of the nominated candidate and the Board of Directors.

So, those who are eligible to be nominated from India are Inder Singh Bindra, A. C. Muthiah, Sharad Pawar, N. Srinivasan and Manohar, who will wholeheartedly be backed by the ICC board of directors.

An election will take place only if there are two candidates. The new chairman of the ICC will take charge either on the day he is declared elected (probably on May 23) or during the annual conference to take place in Edinburgh, Scotland in June.

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