Dubai: The International Cricket Council confirmed receiving the joint nomination of Alan Isaac for the post of Vice President from the Cricket Boards of New Zealand and Australia.
Isaac was nominated by the two boards following rejection of CA candidate John Howard.
"Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket nominated Mr Isaac after their earlier nomination of Mr John Howard could not receive support within the ICC Board. As such, both Members were invited to re-nominate a candidate by 31 August," an ICC statement said.
"His nomination will now go to the ICC`s Executive Board for approval," the statement added.
The strong Afro-Asian bloc had played a major role in refusing the Vice President post to Howard, a former Australian Prime Minister.
"The process now requires Mr Isaac`s nomination to be formally approved by the ICC Board and Council which will be done as quickly as possible through a circular resolution so that he immediately assumes responsibility as ICC Vice-President for two years before taking over as the ICC President in 2012," ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said.
Isaac is an ICC Director who succeeded Sir John Anderson as Chairman of New Zealand Cricket in 2008.
Isaac, a left-handed batsman, captained Wellington`s second team for three years. He is an eminent businessman and corporate governance practitioner who retired as Chairman of KPMG in New Zealand in 2006 after 35 years association with the company.