Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday it would take a decision in June on appointing Pakistan’s Najam Sethi as its president to fill the vacancy caused by Mustafa Kamal’s resignation.
“The board accepted the resignation of former President Mustafa Kamal, effective from April 2 and confirmed that no replacement would be appointed for the remaining weeks of Kamal’s term.
“The full council of the ICC will consider the appointment of Najam Sethi as ICC president when it meets in Barbados at the end of June,” the international governing body of cricket said in a statement.
Sethi is currently the head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s executive committee while Kamal is an ex-Bangladesh Cricket Board chief.
The ICC also revised the procedures with bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling action including provisions that shortened the turnaround time from a bowler being reported to the test results being announced (35 days reduced to 24 days).
“Shorten the turnaround time from a bowler being reported to the test results being announced (35 days reduced to 24 days); and enable the ICC to recognise suspensions from domestic competitions, as long as the bowler has been assessed by the Member using the ICC testing protocol at an ICC-accredited testing centre,” said the statement.
The ICC also said Nepal would host the U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2015 provided the Cricket Association of Nepal’s administrative capacity to stage the event without glitches.
“Nepal has been approved as host of the ICC U-19 CWC Qualifier 2015, however, this approval is conditional on the ICC being satisfied with the Cricket Association of Nepal’s administrative capacity to deliver the event successfully.”