Cricket ICC’s deafening silence on Imran Khwaja has left cricket fraternity stumped – Times of India

ICC’s deafening silence on Imran Khwaja has left cricket fraternity stumped – Times of India



MUMBAI: Imran Khwaja, the vice-chairperson of the International Cricket Council (ICC), who took charge as interim-chairperson of the governing body post the exit of Shashank Manohar on July 1, was primarily nominated to the chair to execute the process for an election to appoint a replacement.
In these last three months, Khwaja has gone from being a provisional occupant of the chair to an “aspirant” to that very chair even as the rest of the cricket world (read: ICC’s full members) tries and scratches its head to figure the rise of the 64-year-old Singapore national.
It is during these same three months that the ICC continued to postpone meetings after meetings (of the board) and refused to take a call on the election process before sending out a statement on October 12 that 18th (six days later) was the deadline for “nominations of potential candidates to be made by current board directors.”
Shockingly, while the ICC gave less than a week for nominations to be filed, the election itself – the governing body said – would be held in early December.
While the cricket fraternity continues to wrap this around its head and wonder what the ICC has been up to, there’s been another story of disproportionate complications playing out.