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Cricket
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Former West Indies President Dave Cameron

Dave Cameron & Neil Speight
IslandStats.com
New Zealand's Greg Barclay will battle against Singapore's Imran Khwaja to become the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), it has been reported.

In yet another worrying time for the region the Cricket West Indies (CWI) did not nominated anyone for the upcoming elections of the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairmanship.

The ICC after months of being undecided about how to go about installing a new chairman finally settled on a path to achieve it. They outlined that the first step was one whereby current ICC Board members had given its membership until Sunday October 18th to nominate candidates for the position of chairman. After this, the potential candidate must be seconded by another board member before the elections are held.

The ICC has outlined that the nominees must be either a former or current ICC board member.

The USA Cricket Hall of Fame had written to CWI asking that they nominate the former president of regional body Jamaican Dave Cameron, 49, as chairman.

Barclay and Khwaja are the only candidates for the role after Sunday's October 18th deadline to apply passed, according to the Times of India.

An election is scheduled for December but no details on how it will work, or who is standing, have been officially confirmed by the ICC.

The ballot was triggered after India's Shashank Manohar formally stood down as chairman in July.

Khwaja, who has been serving as interim chair, will reportedly require just six out of 16 possible votes to remain in his position.

He is said to have backing from Pakistan and Indra Nooyi, the ICC's first independent female director.

When contacted by Guardian Media Sports, Cameron said that he was not nominated by anyone.

"I reached out to certain people but did not hear anything from them, so I guess that it is safe to state that I was not nominated by anyone for the post seeing that the process that now closed."

Cameron, who lost the presidency of what was then called the West Indies Cricket Board to Ricky Skerritt in the March 2019 elections in which he was seeking a fourth consecutive term said that although he is disappointed, he feels it more for the regional cricket body.

"CWI needs someone to seek their interest and also that of the smaller cricket boards across the world. If not they will just have to be mere bystanders and take what they get. The reason I got World Cups to come our way in the Caribbean was that I went in there and fought and demanded and that is why we got the Women's World Cup a couple of years ago and we are getting the Youth World Cup in 2022."

 
 
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