Imran Khwaja Is Set To Run For Cricket’s Top Job As ICC Chairperson Contest Heats Up – Forbes

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Imran Khwaja Is Set To Run For Cricket’s Top Job As ICC Chairperson Contest Heats Up – Forbes


International Cricket Council (ICC) interim chairman Imran Khwaja is set to contest the leadership of the sport’s global governing body in what shapes as a two-horse race with New Zealand’s Greg Barclay.

After months of speculation since Shashank Manohar departed as chairperson mid-year, Khwaja and Barclay, according to sources, are expected to be nominated by current board directors on Sunday (October 18) and officially accept the nominations by mid-week. Under current rules, a nominee for chairperson has to be either a past or present director. 

While it is shaping as a battle between Khwaja and Barclay, a third candidate could emerge as a “tactical approach”, according to sources. If nominated – and seconded, per the rules – as expected, former Singapore Cricket Association president Khwaja will run for cricket’s top job, according to sources. He is striving to be the first ICC leader from outside the Full Member nations – the 12 elite countries in cricket’s tiered system – but has been the interim chairperson for more than three months.

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