Recent resolutions have been passed by the International Cricket Council,which says that nominated candidates for the position of ICC Chairman are banned from campaigning and as a result they will be unable 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.
The nomination process for the next ICC chairman will start on May 8 and the results will probably be declared on May 23.
Presently,BCCI President Shashank Manohar took the ICC chair automatically last November by virtue of being the BCCI president and its representative in the ICC.
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.
Inder Singh Bindra, A. C. Muthiah, Sharad Pawar, N. Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar are eligible to be nominated from India. Sources have revealed that Manohar will be wholeheartedly backed by the ICC board of directors.
Manohar is seen as a front-runner with at least six full ICC member boards flying to Nagpur in the last two months to convey their support and others following suit. They have supported Manohar’s view to do away with the amended governance structure, which had given the power to the Big Three of the cricketing world (BCCI, ECB, and Cricket Australia).
The members have also supported Manohar’s proposal to rework the disbursement of annual revenue to member countries.
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.