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Pawar's nomination for ICC president sent

Source: PTI
December 29, 2006 12:53 IST
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Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar's nomination for the International Cricket Council presidentship was sent on Friday after the four Test-playing nations of Asia reached a consensus on the issue.

Pawar's name was agreed upon and proposed for the top ICC job at a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council in Singapore.

"All the Test-playing nations in Asia -- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh -- have decided on the nomination of Mr Pawar and it has been sent to the ICC," Chief Administrative Officer of the BCCI Prof Ratnakar Shetty said.

Incumbent ICC president Percy Sonn has still two years left but the process of filing nominations ends on January 1, 2007.

Earlier, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah had said that the Asian countries had agreed to back Pawar for the post.

'It has been decided that Mr Pawar will be the candidate to take over as the new ICC president once Percy Sonn's two-year term is over.

'Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are in favour of Mr Pawar and we hope to elicit the support of the West Indies too,' he said.

Former BCCI chief A C Muthiah heads the ICC's nomination committee.

Voting on the nominations will take place at the ICC's annual meeting in London in July, 2007.

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