Singapore: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sharad Pawar today took over as International Cricket Council (ICC) president, becoming the second Indian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, to occupy the top post.
The ICC annual conference week that began today culminated with Pawar taking over as the seventh ICC President, succeeding Englishman David Morgan, who concludes his two-year term at the end of the week.
Dalmiya was the first Indian to be elected for the post, in 1997.
The annual conference week started with the Chief Executives` Committee (CEC) meeting and the ICC Executive Board discussing the nomination of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard for the role of ICC Vice-President.
The main agenda for the CEC meeting was the subject of the Future Tours Programme 2012-20, including possibility of having ICC Test and ODI leagues.
Meanwhile, Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard has said that he will not step aside as the nominee for the International Cricket Council`s vice-presidency despite being snubbed by the body on Wednesday.
Howard said he had been given no indication as to why his candidacy was blocked by a reported six of the 10 major cricketing nations at the ICC`s meeting in Singapore.