The International Cricket Council (ICC) has held numerous discussions over changing the constitution to lengthen the chairman’s term. The modification will be covered at the next board meeting, which is slated for March 2024.
The chairman’s current two-year term could grow to three years.
In addition, the existing three terms of eligibility for the chairman would be reduced to two in the future. Accordingly, a person can serve as chairman for six years, but they can only be re-elected once after being elected twice rather than three times. This would enable the chairman of the ICC to serve a longer term, which could aid in the creation and better execution of policies.
It’s also important to note that although the ICC hasn’t formally announced the term extension, board members have already held informal discussions about it. The same rule might be put into effect in June or July during the annual conference if it is approved.
“It is unclear, nevertheless, if the proposed revision is meant to help any particular person. Greg Barclay, the current chairman, will hold the position through November. According to a Cricbuzz report, “it is unclear if the amendment, if passed, will take immediate effect or if a new chairman will only be appointed in November.”
The first elected head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was the former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shashank Manohar, who was appointed to the role in 2016. Barclay assumed the role upon his resignation in 2020 and even managed to gain a second, two-year term in 2022.
Many are waiting to see if Barclay will extend his time as a result of the new rule implementation or if new people are assigned to the position as the current tenure ends in November.