ICC election round one: ‘Barclays 10, Khawaja 6, Logic 0’ Cricket News

ICC election round one: ‘Barclays 10, Khawaja 6, Logic 0’  Cricket News
Mumbai: Out of the strangest and weirdest elections seen in a very long time, perhaps the candidate who gets the most votes through electronic ballot is not considered the winner. Instead, two more rounds will be held to see if the candidate with the lowest number of votes can handle two-thirds of the entire ballot to contest the seat.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has succeeded in doing what other sports federations, including FIFA, have done. . The entire cricket community has scratched its head in recent weeks.
New Zealand’s Greg Barkley and Imran Khawaja (according to the ICC, they do not represent any country) are both in the fray. The first round of voting took place on Wednesday, with Barclays receiving 10 votes and Khawaja six votes.
There are a total of 16 votes – 12 full members, one independent member, two associate members and one vote belonging to Khwaja (since he is on the board). Despite getting 10 out of 16 votes, Barclays is not a winner because to win an election, a candidate “really needs to lose it”.
Here’s how it works: Khwaja needs one-third of the 16 votes (6) to continue as ICC chairperson. Barclays needs 11 out of 16 votes to prevent Khwaja from getting those 6 votes if he needs to take the ICC chair.
If Khwaja does not get at least seven votes and Barclays does not get at least 11 votes – which is after Wednesday’s vote – then the election is in Round 2 where such a policy has been implemented once again. If there is no result in Round 2, then the selection goes to Round 3 and the same policy will be applied again. Even after Round 3, if there is no result, Khawaja will continue as chairman for the stipulated time.
“Sir, I won. Tail, you lost. That’s the only way I can summarize this election, “a board member told TOI.” It’s 10-6 between Barclays and Khwaja, but the logic is zero. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl Nooyi. ”
Former chief executive at PepsiCo and consistently ranked among the 100 most powerful people in the world, Nooyi is an independent director at the ICC.
“No one has any idea if he is OK with this election process. But, well, he cast his vote on Wednesday, ”says Tracking Developments.
The strange thing is that no one in the ICC is willing to share which country Khwaja represents in international cricket. A lawyer by profession, the 64-year-old Khwaja was elected an associate member representative in 2018 before becoming a director on the ICC board. “Which country did he nominate?” A recent media report said that Mozambique had nominated him. Sources say the ICC has never answered that question.
If true, a Mozambican representative is running for ICC chairman.
“It nominates a representative for the presidency of FIFA, like Malta or Suriname,” the sources said.
For the record, Colin Graves, former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) – despite serious interest – could not run in the election because his home board refused to nominate him.
“But Khwaja can compete because the ICC says it is the rule. So Graves needed a nomination but Khwaja did not. It’s like the person who brings a coin into the game wins the toss, ”he told Tracking Development.
The ICC has not shared any official communication regarding the selection process, with a statement on October 12 saying the deadline for nominations would expire in six days.
According to records, Khawaja is the interim chairman of the ICC – a role he took after the departure of Shashank Manohar and is considered close to Nagpur’s lawyer.

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