CA will not re-nominate Howard

Published: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 12:29 [IST]
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No re-nomination for Howard

Sydney, Jul 6: Cricket Australia(CA) will not re-nominate former premier John Howard, but will push for a new nominee for the position of International Cricket Council vice-president.

CA will conduct a telephone conversation with its board members on Friday to consider a new candidate for the position of ICC vice-president.

John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia had bid for the ICC presidency but was opposed by an overwhelming majority of ICC member nations at the executive board meeting in Singapore last week, when six of the 10 Test-playing nations reportedly signed a letter opposing it.

He required the support of at least seven of the 10 Test-playing countries to earn the job, but seven rejected his candidacy.

The ICC has invited Australia and New Zealand to nominate a new candidate by the end of August.

It is believed that Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket may nominate former Australian captain Mark Taylor as an alternative candidate to the former Australian Prime Minister.

A member of the ICC"s cricket committee and CA"s board, Taylor is considered an engaging personality by his backers, and carries none of the political baggage that counted so heavily against Howard.


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