CWI decline to nominate Cameron for ICC post, Barclay front runner

By Sports Desk October 20, 2020

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has elected not to nominate former president Dave Cameron to the post of International Cricket Council Chairman, opting instead to not make a selection.

Cameron hoped to be in competition for the top spot, along with former ECB Chairman Colin Graves, Singapore’s Imran Khwaja, who is currently serving as the interim ICC chair, and Greg Barclay of New Zealand.

Graves was thought to be the favorite for the post but failed to attract enough votes to stay in contention. With the deadline expiring on the weekend, the position is now set to be contested by Barclay and Khwaja.

Recent reports suggest Barclay – an outsider up to now but a director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 – already has the backing of India, England, and Australia but will still require 11 votes out of the 16 ICC board members with voting rights to prevail.

The ICC has outlined that the nominees must be either a former or current ICC board member.  The USA Cricket Hall of Fame had asked CWI to nominate Cameron, 49, as chairman but the proposal found no favour.  His name was not among the nominees after the deadline closed.

"I reached out to certain people but did not hear anything from them, so I guess that it is safe to state that I was not nominated by anyone for the post seeing that the process that now closed,” Cameron told T&T Guardian.

CWI vice-president Dr. Kishore Shallow also confirmed the board did not nominate Cameron.

According to Shallow: "It did come up for discussion and we did not nominate anybody for the post."

 

 

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