Round one in ICC elections: ‘Barclays 10, Khwaja 6, Logic 0’ | Cricket News

  Round one in ICC elections: 'Barclays 10, Khwaja 6, Logic 0' |  Cricket News
MUMBAI: In an election that is likely to be one of the strangest and most bizarre in a very long time, the candidate who gets the most votes through electronic ballot is not considered the winner. Instead, two more rounds of voting will be held to see if a small number of candidates retain two-thirds of the full ballot to fight for the seat.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put in place a one-of-a-kind voting policy for the selection of a new captain, managing the work of any other sports federation in the world, including FIFA, which has a policy pending. Full cricket comrades have been scratching his head in recent weeks.
New Zealand’s Greg Barkley and Imran Khwaja (according to the ICC, they do not represent any country) are the two candidates in the fray. The first round of voting took place on Wednesday, with Barclays receiving 10 votes and Khwaja six.
There are 16 votes in total – 12 full members, one female independent member, two associate members and one vote for 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 a third of 16 votes (6) to continue as ICC president. Barclays needs 11 out of 16 votes to prevent Khwaja from getting six votes if he needs to take over as ICC president.
If Khwaja does not get at least seven votes and Barclays does not get at least 11 votes – which is what happened after the polls on Wednesday – the election will move to Round 2, where a similar policy is applied again. If there is no result in Round 2, the election moves on to Round 3 and the same policy will be applied once again. Even after round 3, if the result does not come, Khwaja will continue as chairman for a fixed period of time.
“Hades, I will win. Tails, you lose. This is the only way I can sum up this election. Imagine, anyone from the size of Indra Nooyi is a voter in this election. ”
Nooyi, a former chief executive of PepsiCo and consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women, is an independent female director at the ICC.
“No one knows if she is doing well in this election process. But, well, she cast her vote on Wednesday, ”says Trekking Developments.
What is strange is that Khwaja is not ready to share which country he represents in international cricket in the ICC. A lawyer by profession, Khwaja, 64, was elected a representative of the associate member in 2018 before coming to the ICC board as a director. “Which country did he get the nomination from?” A recent media report said Mozambique had nominated him. Sources say the ICC has never answered this question.
If true, Mozambique’s representative is running for the presidency of the ICC.
“It’s like appointing a representative for a FIFA president like Malta or Suriname,” the source added.
For the record, Colin Graves, the 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 that’s the rule. So Graves needed a nomination but Khwaja did not. This is like the person who brings a coin into the game, wins the toss, ”says Trekking Development.
The ICC has not held any official talks on the election process, with the exception of statements on October 12 that the deadline for nominations would expire in six days.
For this record, Khwaja is the interim president of the ICC – the role he took on after the departure of Shashank Manohar and is considered close to the Nagpur-based lawyer.
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