New ICC Chairman: Three Rounds of Voting Could be Required - Report

The election of the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) could be made after three rounds of voting if neither of the candidates in the running get the required number of votes.

  • IANS
  • Updated: November 17, 2020, 10:25 AM IST
New ICC Chairman: Three Rounds of Voting Could be Required - Report

The election of the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) could be made after three rounds of voting if neither of the candidates in the running get the required number of votes.

The annual quarterly meeting of the ICC began on Monday soon after the secret ballot voting to pick the next chairman opened. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) head Greg Barclay and ICC's current interim chairman Imran Khwaja are in the contest.

We Have Every Chance of Winning the Series Again - Cheteshwar Pujara

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, a total of 16 votes will be cast by directors sitting on the ICC Board, including the heads of the 12 Full Members, three directors representing the Associates and independent woman director Indra Nooyi.

Khwaja, who is the current chairman, cannot cast a vote in that position - but can as acting chair of the associate members. Barclay, however, can cast a vote.

The candidate will be declared as the winner if he gets two-thirds of the votes cast.

Virat Kohli Will Ensure India Treat Test Cricket With Respect, Says Greg Chappel

If neither candidate gets the requisite number of votes - 11 in this case, another round of voting will take place. And if a winner is still not decided, a final round of voting will take place.

If there is no two-thirds majority even after that, then it is believed that Khwaja will be appointed the new chairman for a stipulated period, added the ESPNcricinfo report.

In June, Shashank Manohar had stepped down as ICC chairman and had promised to approve the process for election of chairperson within a week. But it took over three months to begin the process. It is understood through officials that the Covid-19 pandemic has made circumstances difficult, delaying the process.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6047 275
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking