Pawar to take over ICC presidency from July 1

Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 17:10 [IST]
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Pawar to take over from July 1

Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar is set to take over International Cricket Council(ICC) presidency post on July, becoming the second Indian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, to occupy the top post.

Pawar will succeed Englishman David Morgan to become the seventh president of the ICC, who concludes his two-year term in a week.

Dalmiya was the first Indian to be elected for the post way back in the year 1997.

An annual conference week will be held from starting from Sunday, where Pawar will take his birth steps as a president. The conference will begin with the Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting and the ICC Executive Board will discuss the nomination of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard for the role of ICC vice-president.

The main agenda for the CEC meeting is the subject of the Future Tours Programme 2012-20, including possibility of having ICC Test and ODI leagues.

"On the agenda of the CEC meeting is the subject of the Future Tours Programme 2012-20, in particular the introduction of greater context and content for international cricket which has been under consideration by a working group consisting David Collier (England and Wales), Nishantha Ranatunga (Sri Lanka), N Srinivasan (India), James Sutherland (Australia) and David Richardson (ICC General Manager - Cricket).

"An ICC event covering the Test format as well as an ODI league are prime considerations after the ideas received strong support from the ICC Cricket Committee," the statement added.

The ICC Executive Board will also receive recommendation from the CEC to implement the decision review system with immediate effect in all Test matches as well as in the 2011 World Cup.

The Executive Board will also receive updates on the design of mandatory Safety and security regulations drawn up by Security Task Force, chaired by Paul Condon, following the Lahore attack last year.


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