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ICC begins hunt for new woman independent director

Move aimed at improving global governance of cricket

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 


The on Sunday announced the process for the recruitment of an with an aim to improve the global of the sport.

The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be a woman, was approved by the Full Council in June this year as part of wide-ranging constitutional change.

The candidate is expected to have a genuine passion for and interest in the sport combined with recent and relevant experience at a senior level in a commercial, voluntary or public environment.

She must be independent of the Council and during the term of her appointment must not hold any office or perform any executive or operational duties for any Member or state, association or member of any Member.

The ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said that the appointment would be an important step forward in improving the

"This is a key appointment to the ICC Board and adding another -- particularly a female -- is an important step forward in improving our We are open-minded about the expertise the successful candidate might bring to the table but they must be a enthusiast who complements the existing skills and experience already on our Board," said Manohar.

The will be appointed for a two-year term, although she may be re-appointed for two further terms with a maximum six-year consecutive period of service.

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 14:47 IST