30 Jul 2010

Australia backs NZ's cricket post nominee

9:15 pm on 30 July 2010

Cricket Australia says it will support New Zealand Cricket chairman Alan Isaac as the joint nomination by the two countries for the vacant role of International Cricket Council vice-president.

The previous joint nomination of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard didn't gain approval from the ICC, even though approval is normally a formality.

The Australian board has decided to get behind the New Zealand nomination rather than suggest an Australian replacement for Mr Howard.

Cricket Australia's spokesperson, Peter Young, says the board is still frustrated the ICC refused to consider Mr Howard.

Mr Isaac is poised now to become ICC vice-president for two years and then take over as president.