As we know the world is fighting against the pandemic,COVID-19 ,International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar, who is expected to step down in June, might get a couple of monthsâ€™ extension as the ICCâ€™s Board Meeting is set to be postponed due to challenging situation of deadly virus.
In all likelihood, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves will replace the former BCCI president, who, it is learnt, has decided against seeking an extension for a third two-year-term.
Hong Kongâ€™s Imran Khawajaâ€™s name was initially floated as Manoharâ€™s possible successor, but it is understood that he doesnâ€™t have the support of the full members.
ECB chairman Graves, who is supposed to step down from his countryâ€™s board in November 2020, has emerged as the favourite for the ICC top job.
Those in the know of ICCâ€™s board room politics feel that Gravesâ€™ biggest advantage at this point is support from all the major Test-playing nations.
â€œEngland, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies will support Gravesâ€™ candidature. He also shares a great rapport with BCCI although the worldâ€™s richest cricket board has not openly supported any candidate,â€ the Board member said.
It is expected that BCCI will have a better working relationship with Graves compared to Manohar, whom they have time and again accused of not keeping Indian interest in mind unlike the times of N Srinivasan.