The ongoing impasse in Cricket South Africa’s administration could have global ramifications as voting for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairmanship gets underway, reports ESPNcricinfo.
South Africa’s vote could prove crucial in a race between Greg Barclay and Imran Khwaja, but there is some uncertainty over who will vote from CSA and who they will vote for.
Instead, CSA has two bodies at an impasse, each claiming a position of authority and leaving it unclear who will represent CSA at the ICC.
Richards confirmed he is expecting to carry out the task, after consultations with the rest of the Members’ Council, and though he would not indicate which candidate he is backing, he said it will be the one that “will be in the best interests of South African cricket.”
If that happens, and the interim board continues in its role, that interim board hopes to send one of its nine members to represent South Africa at the ICC. That member has not been selected yet and ESPNcricinfo understands that the interim board’s position would be to vote for Khwaja.
If Cricket South Africa is being run by the government at the time of the vote, it could be that they will not be allowed a ballot.