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ICC to appoint acting president soon

The International Cricket Council will soon appoint an acting president in place of Percy Sonn, who died of complications from a colon operation.

cricket Updated: May 28, 2007 17:59 IST

The International Cricket Council will soon appoint an acting president in place of Percy Sonn, who died of complications from a colon operation.

Sir John Anderson of New Zealand and Malaysian Prince Tunku Imran are said to be in the running for the post vacated after the demise of the 57-year-old South African.

The acting chairman would chair the ICC's annual meeting in London in the third week of June.

Sonn was critically ill for the past few days and was admitted to the Durbanville clinic in Cape Town last Monday after developing complications from a colon surgery.

A former president of the South African cricket board, Sonn took over as ICC president from Ehsan Mani of Pakistan in June 2006.

His tenure, which was originally to end in 2008, was extended till 2009 after the Executive Board had a split vote between Indian Cricket Board President Sharad Pawar and ECB Chief David Morgan last year.