The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman post is still vacant since Shashank Manohar left the office. It has been over two months but the governing council is yet to find a way to elect the head. Currently, Imran Khwaja, who is the deputy vice-chairman, is fulfilling the duties of the board’s chairman.
The governing body last meeting was held on May 28 when they discussed the ballot procedure to elect the chairman. But they have till now not taken any final call.
While talking to the Times of India, the ICC spokesperson informed that the board is working on deciding the election process when asked on a date for the board to meet and discuss the procedures for a ballot.
“The Chairperson election process is ongoing, and the (ICC) Board are giving it due and careful consideration as you would expect. The business of the ICC continues to be guided by the Board as we collectively focus on emerging from the global pandemic in the strongest possible position.”
The ICC Board is keen to conclude the process: Spokesperson of Dubai-based board
When asked about any tentative date to a final decision on the protocol, he said that the board also tend to resolve the matter soon. For holding the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the spokesperson said that the meeting is currently being postponed because of the virus.
“The two are separate issues. The ICC Board is keen to conclude the process to elect a new Chair and are giving it due and careful consideration. Whilst the ICC Annual Conference, of which the AGM is part, was postponed in light of the exceptional circumstances presented to us all by Covid-19,” ICC spokesperson stated.
As far as the election is concerned, the International Cricket Council has been unable to decide if the ballot should be held by way of a simple majority or two-thirds.
Amid the pandemic, the world cricket governing body needs a leader when other association boards are suffering from economic losses.