The Election Process of ICC President

The tenure of current ICC chairman Gregor Barclay ends in November. If he leaves his post without seeking another 2-year term, the ICC will get a new chairman. However, after the ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham, Barkley said, ‘Yes, my term ends in November. So I am eligible for 2 more years term and I am available for re-election if the member wishes.’

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah may now go to start a new inning. Ganguly can be seen in the role of ICC President from November. At the same time, Jay Shah will be the President of BCCI.

BCCI sources have informed NDTV Sports about this. Sources have told that top BCCI officials are supporting Ganguly. If Ganguly manages to get the ICC vote, he will vacate the BCCI seat. Thereafter, the current BCCI secretary Jay Shah is likely to become the president and Arun Dhumal as the secretary.

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The election process for ICC President

The 16 board members of the ICC together choose their chairman. It has 12 Test playing countries. First let us know which are those countries.

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Bangladesh
  • England
  • Australia
  • West Indies
  • Sri Lanka
  • Zimbabwe
  • New Zealand
  • Afghanistan
  • Ireland
  • These 12 countries have one vote each, with three allies Malaysia, Scotland, and Singapore having three votes.
  • 1 vote goes to the independent director of ICC, who is currently PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi.
  • Out of this, the candidate who gets 9 or 51 percent of the vote is the new President of the ICC.
  • Earlier, a two-thirds majority was required to elect the Speaker, but this has been changed in the recent resolution. Let us tell you that BCCI has a very strong position in the ICC because BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world. In such a situation, there are more chances of Ganguly becoming the ICC President.
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