29 Jul 2010

Cricket Australia to decide on Howard nomination

7:22 am on 29 July 2010

Cricket Australia will decide on Friday whether or not to stand by former prime minister John Howard as its nominee for vice-president of the International Cricket Council.

In June, Mr Howard was put forward by the boards of Australia and New Zealand as their candidate, but he was rejected by the ICC board.

The ABC says it was the first time the ICC has rejected a nominee for the vice-presidency.

Cricket Australia says there is no plan at this stage to find another candidate, saying that's a "hypothetical question" at the moment.

Members from the Asian and African bloc rejected Mr Howard's candidacy at an ICC board meeting in Singapore in June.

ICC members take it in turn to nominate a vice-president who will serve for two years before serving another two years as president.