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 months’ extension as the ICC’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 Kong’s Imran Khawaja’s name was initially floated as Manohar’s possible successor, but it is understood that he doesn’t have the support of the full members.
ECB chairman Graves, who is supposed to step down from his country’s board in November 2020, has emerged as the favourite for the ICC top job.
Those in the know of ICC’s board room politics feel that Graves’ biggest advantage at this point is support from all the major Test-playing nations.
“England, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies will support Graves’ candidature. He also shares a great rapport with BCCI although the world’s richest cricket board has not openly supported any candidate,” 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.