31 Jul 2010

NZ's man set to take over top job in cricket

8:33 am on 31 July 2010

A New Zealander's set to take cricket's top job.

The current New Zealand Cricket chairman, Alan Isaac, has been announced as the joint nominee of this country and Australia for the vacant role of vice-president of the International Cricket Council.

The ICC vice-president serves two years before taking up the presidency.

The previous joint nomination of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard didn't gain approval from the ICC, in what has traditionally been a formality for the job.

Last week New Zealand Cricket's original preference, Sir John Anderson, said he wasn't available.