Dubai: If a candidate does not get 11 votes in the election of the next independent chairman of the ICC between Greg Barclay and Imran Khawaja, its board of directors may have to be involved in a 3-round voting process.
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The ICC annual quarterly meeting began last Monday and 16 members of the board of directors will participate in the electronic voting process, including 12 full members (Test playing countries), 3 associate countries and an independent female director (PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi) Huh.
New Zealand’s Barclay or Singapore’s Khwaja will need at least 11 votes (2-third majority) to win the election, but in the event of a fractured mandate, it will be difficult. According to the news, there will be three rounds of voting in it.
After the voting (first round), if no candidate has got the required votes, then another round of voting will take place later this week. If even after that no one has been successful in getting the necessary votes, then the third and last round will be voted.
If no two-thirds majority is found thereafter, it is believed that Imran Khwaja will be appointed as the new president for a fixed term. Voting is happening electronically.
It is understood that India will vote for Barclay along with SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia), who support more bilateral series play. In the current economic situation these are in line with the financial model of these boards.
Khwaja is being supported by Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Money. This former chairman of the Singapore Cricket Board favors more ICC competition which will increase the revenue pool of associate countries.
Khwaja is currently the interim president of India after Shashank Manohar stepped down from the post of ICC President. Khwaja is known as a confidant of Manohar.