- Feb 23, 2024
- Sep 15, 2022
As the Cricket Governing Body will host yet another virtual meeting on Thursday, the most important thing on the agenda will be the nomination process for the election of its next chairman.
With the current Cricket Governing Body chairman Shashank Manohar unwilling to seek another extension, the board members are yet to finalize the nomination process for Manohar’s replacement. At the moment, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s Colin Graves appears to be in the lead with Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani already ruling himself out of the race.
As per rumours, the Indian Cricket Board president Sourav Ganguly could emerge as the front runner for the post in case he throws the hat in the ring. With not much clarity on whether the Supreme Court will accept the Indian Cricket Board’s plea of easing his cooling-off period, the Indian Cricket Board and Ganguly have remained tight-lipped about the prospects in the ICC.
“It’s too early to comment on anything. As of now, there is nothing. The board has to finalize the nomination process first and things would be decided over the course of time,” an official told Sportstar.
Process of eligibility to be a chairman
To be eligible for the chairman’s post, a member is required to attend a minimum of two board meetings. It is also necessary that he is nominated by a current or past director (board member) of his respective country.
The board members agree they will have to look into a lot of factors and then take a call on its nomination process, indicating that major decisions are unlikely to be taken in the meeting. The board of Cricket’s Governing Body comprises a chairman, 12 Test playing nations, three associate members, an independent female director — Indra Nooyi — and chief executive Manu Sawhney, who doesn’t have a vote in case of election.
Cricket’s Governing Body will as of now devote all its time to the upcoming 20-20 World Cup — scheduled to be held in Australia later this year. The meeting on Thursday won’t have any announcements on the matter.
Sourav Ganguly is not new to cricket administration. He has been the President for the Bengal Cricket Association President in the past before taking up the coveted job of being the President of the Indian Cricket Board.