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From 2014, 'ceremonial' role for ICC president

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Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 13:05 [IST]
 
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'Ceremonial' role for ICC president

Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28: Alan Isaac, who took over as International Cricket Council's (ICC) president on Thursday, will be the last president based on rotation and from 2014 the role of president will be a "ceremonial in nature" with only one-year term.

Isaac will hold office for a two-year term and when his tenure ends in 2014, ICC has gone in for change in the constitution, the ICC said in a media statement on Thursday.

"Until the end of the 2014 Annual Conference, the role of the ICC President will remain in its current form, but from the end of the 2014 Annual Conference it will become ceremonial in nature with a term of only one year," the ICC said in Kuala Lumpur.

The ICC also made "necessary amendments to the ICC and IDI Articles of Association."

It added: "The ICC Annual Conference agreed to make the necessary amendments to the ICC and IDI Articles of Association to create the post of ICC Chairman, remove the role of ICC Vice-President and vary the role and powers of the ICC President, all with effect from the close of the 2014 Annual Conference. The formalisation of these amendments give effect to the principles agreed by the ICC Board earlier this year."

A new role of Chairman of the ICC and IDI Board will be created from the end of the 2014 Annual Conference. The term of office will be two years and the Chairman will be appointed by the Board at its first meeting following the 2014 Annual Conference.

Also, on Thursday, Russia and Hungary were confirmed as new Affiliate members of the ICC but Switzerland was removed as an Affiliate member having been suspended at the 2011 Annual Conference for failing to comply with the ICC's membership criteria and remaining unable to do so by the 2012 Annual Conference. There are now 106 Members of the ICC.

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