South Africa to nominate acting ICC president

Published: Thursday, June 7, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London:South Africa has been asked to nominate the acting president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) following the death of Percy Sonn last month.

The ICC said on Wednesday its Board unanimously approved a recommendation for Cricket South Africa (CSA) to nominate a candidate to assume the role until the ICC annual conference of 2008, which would have been the end of Sonn's two-year term.

"The Governance Review Committee (GRC), following its meeting in Cape Town on Friday 1 June, made the recommendation and it has been unanimously approved by the ICC Board," cricket's world governing body said in a statement.

ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed added: "It's appropriate that CSA should make this nomination and I have no doubt that it will put forward a worthy successor to Percy Sonn, who served the ICC so well during his time in office."

Sonn, a key figure in the racial integration of the game in his native South Africa, died in a Cape Town hospital on May 27 at the age of 57 following a colon operation.

He had succeeded Ehsan Mani as ICC president in June 2006 after two years as the governing body's vice-president.


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