Colombo, Oct 10: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accepted Bangaldesh Cricket Board President Mustafa Kamal's nomination for the post of vice-president for two years from 2012 to 2014 on Tuesday.
Mustafa Kamal will have to step down from the post of President of Bangladesh Cricket Board in order to become the vice-president of the ICC.
"The ICC Board today accepted the joint nomination of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and BCB of Mustafa Kamal to the role of ICC Vice-President for 2012-14 and then subsequently as President 2014-15," the ICC said in a statement.
ICC said it was an unanimous decision while it looks like BCCI's influence helped Kamal, as the Indian cricket board also voted in favour of the Bangladesh official.
"There was no reason why we should not have supported him. He is from an Asian country and it was the turn of Bangladesh and Pakistan. So he had our support," said a BCCI official.
Kamal will be last vice-president to hold the position for one year, while he will be the ceremonial head in 2014, as Bangladesh will host the next edition of World T20.
Though the presentation given by Kamal was not professional, things were concluded after being nominated for the post as Kamal had BCCI support and other Asian boards, the Bangladesh official is all set to take up his new role as the vice-president of ICC.