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ICC to elect independent chairman through secret ballot in May

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Dubai, April 26 : The Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC) has decided that its chairman will be an independent one, who will be elected by a secret ballot in May and will not be allowed to hold any tiol or provincial position with any member board.

“Following on from the February 2016 meeting decision to urgently re-establish the ‘independent’ position of ICC chairman, the board agreed that the election of the ICC chairman by the board will be held through a secret ballot in late May after all constitutiol amendments have been approved by the full council in the coming weeks,” ICC said in a release on Monday.

Currently, Shashank Manohar is the ICC chairman as well as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“The election process will be overseen by the ICC’s independent Audit Committee chairman and all present and past ICC directors will be eligible to contest the election.

“However, candidates can only be nomited by a fellow ICC director who, in turn, will be allowed to provide no more than one nominee. Any nominee with the support of at least two full member ICC directors will be put forward as a candidate for election,” the release said.

“The elected independent chairman will not be allowed to hold any tiol or provincial position with any member board,” it stated.

It was also announced that a number of day/night Tests were being considered for the forthcoming year. IANS

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