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Two nominations for next ICC president

David Morgan and Sharad Pawar have been nominated to succeed current ICC president Percy Sonn when his term ends.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 22:00 IST

Cricket's governing body, the ICC, has received two nominations for the post of the body's next president.

David Morgan, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, and Sharad Pawar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, have been nominated to succeed current ICC president Percy Sonn when his term ends.

Sonn, a South African, began his two-year term at the ICC Annual Conference in 2006. The board has the option of extending Sonn's term to a third year. If not, his successor will take office at Annual Conference 2008.

The board will make its recommendation to the ICC Annual Conference in London next June where voting will take place.

In order for a candidate to be successfully voted in as ICC president, he must secure support from two-thirds of the 10 full members at Annual Conference.

Pawar will be firm favourite to win the vote given his backing by the powerful Asian bloc in world cricket, with Morgan having received support from Australia and New Zealand.