Next weekend are the big ICC Chairman elections and there is now a new face for the role.
Zimbabwe Cricket’s chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani will go toe-to-toe with incumbent chairman Greg Barclay.
The ZC representative at the ICC has expressed his interest to contest the elections but needs enough support from full and associate members.
Previously, Imran Khwaja was going to stand for the coveted role against Barclay but has decided to step down.
Khwaja is the ICC Deputy chair and he suffered a massive defeat against Barclay in 2020.
Barclay in the July conference of the ICC had declared his intentions to stand as a candidate in the elections.
The New Zealander won popular support from BCCI and other members because of which he got elected as chairman.
In the previous elections, a candidate needed a two-thirds majority of votes to win the elections. This time around, the chairman will be elected through a simple majority.
Mukuhlani has enough votes for a nomination and will most likely take a call next week.
Currently, Mukuhlani is a part of ICC’s Audit Committee and of the Membership Committee. He is also a member of the Olympics Working Group where the global body is looking to introduce cricket for the Summer Games.
The ZC representative also feels that he can be a better-suited candidate for the coveted post as he has lots of experience.
That’s why he is expecting to get votes from other Asian countries except for BCCI because the latter is favoring Barclay yet again.
The elections will most likely take place around November 12-13 during ICC’s meetings in Melbourne.
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