2 Mar 2010

John Howard to be ICC president in 2012

7:15 pm on 2 March 2010

The former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, is set to become president of the International Cricket Council in 2012, after Australian and New Zealand cricket officials agreed to nominate him for the position.

Cricket Australia and New Zealand cricket have officially nominated Howard after months of discussion and dispute over who'd be their joint candidate.

New Zealand Cricket wanted businessman Sir John Anderson.

The inability of the two boards to make a decision led to the formation of a joint nominations committee.

Under the ICC presidency rotation, an Australasian candidate fills the role for a two-year term from 2012.