Oman Cricket’s senior board member Pankaj Khimji is one of the eight administrators from across the globe contesting for the three Associate Members’ directors post on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board. The elections for the ICC board is scheduled to take place from December 14-18.
The ICC board comprises 15 directors with 12 nominated members from the Test-playing countries and three directors from Associate Members.
With eight candidates in fray, the 92 Associate Members will have to elect three to represent them at the ICC board.
Voting will be done through a electronic secret ballot system. Besides Khimji, the others in the fray are Imran Khwaja (current director), Tony Brian (Scotland/current director), Neil Speight (Bermuda Cricket Board), Sushil Kumar Nadkarni (USA Cricket Board), Mahinda Vallipuram (Malaysia Cricket Association/current director), Mark Stafford (Vanuatu Cricket Association) and Prof Adam Ukwenya (Nigeria Cricket Association).
Each Associate Member must cast for three different candidates in order of preference so that the weighted voting system could be used in the event of a tied vote.
This is the first time that a representative from Oman is contesting an ICC Board election. Khimji has been in the forefront in promoting the cause of Associate Members at the ICC over the past five years.
A life member of London-based Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the guardian of the laws of the game, Khimji has been representing Oman Cricket at ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in various capacities.
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