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Jay Shah’s ICC chairman candidacy remains undecided, election in November

Jay Shah's ICC chairman candidacy remains undecided, election in November

The International Cricket Council is set to convene its Annual Conference in Colombo later this month, with the election for the chairman position omitted from the itinerary. With the election of the new chairman slated for November, Jay Shah, the current secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, who is strongly speculated to become the youngest leader of the global organization, will have a minimum of three months to deliberate on relocating to Dubai. The annual conference is scheduled from July 19 to 22, as reported by Cricbuzz.

Shah has remained resolutely ambivalent regarding his interest in assuming the chairmanship, which Greg Barclay has held for the past four years. Barclay is eligible for another term and may also harbour an interest in continuing. However, if Shah decides to contest, he is expected to secure an election unopposed.

As initially reported in February, the ICC had revised the tenure of the chairman. Should Shah be elected, he will hold office as ICC chairperson for three years. Subsequently, by the BCCI constitution, he will become eligible to assume the presidency of the BCCI in 2028.

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The international media has been rife with speculation regarding Shah’s prospective involvement in the ICC and the potential relocation of the ICC headquarters from Dubai to Mumbai. While such a move is not currently under consideration, Shah is reportedly keen on implementing reforms within the ICC, particularly following the tumultuous organization of the recent T20 World Cup in the United States and the West Indies. The annual conference is expected to finalize the timeline for the election of the chairperson.

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Meanwhile, during the Annual Conference, the election for the Associate Member Directors is scheduled for July 19. 11 candidates are competing for the three positions on the ICC Board of Directors, each serving a term of two years. The incumbent directors include Pankaj Khimji from Oman, Imran Khwaja from Singapore, and Neil Speight from Bermuda.

According to a statement from the ICC, “Election will be conducted using an electronic voting system which allows for anonymous voting. In the event of the electronic system not working, the vote will be conducted as a manual vote by secret ballot. Voters will be asked to vote, in order of preference, for the three candidates they wish to vote for on the ballot.”

“If there is still a tie after, the candidates involved shall be asked to agree between themselves which of them should be appointed and in circumstances where the candidates are not able to agree, a coin toss will decide the successful candidate,” as per the ICC manual.


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