Omanís headline-making cricket strides could take a giant leap when it becomes part of the International Cricket Councilís (ICC) all-important decision-making team if Pankaj Khimji, Oman Cricketís Board Member, is elected to ICC Board of Directors following a keenly-contested election that started today and closes on Friday, December 18th.
ICC Board comprises 15 Directors, 12 nominated members from Test playing countries and three elected members from the 92 Associate nations. Pankajís will be challenging Neil Speight as they contest the ICC Board election to continue the efforts to promote the cause of Associate nations in the corridors of international cricket.
The election will see voting Associate members picking three directors from a total of seven candidates Pankaj Khimji (Oman Cricketís Board), Imran Khwaja (current director), Tony Brian (Scotland/current director), Neil Speight (Bermuda Cricket Board), Sushil Kumar Nadkarni (USA Cricket Board), Mahinda Vallipuram (Malaysia Cricket Association/current director), Mark Stafford (Vanuatu Cricket Association) and Prof Adam Ukwenya (Nigeria Cricket Association).
Each Associate voting member has three votes which it must cast for three different candidates in order of preference so that the weighted voting system could be used in the event of a tied vote.
Speight has previously served on the Executive Board of the International Cricket Council.