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Howard For President!

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Zep, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    "John Howard, the former Australian prime minister, has finally been nominated by the boards of Australia and New Zealand as their candidate for the post of ICC president from 2012. Howard, who led the country from 1996 to 2007, will have the position rubber stamped in June and will succeed India's Sharad Pawar in two years.

    The decision ends a long-running dispute over the preferred Australasian candidate. Cricket Australia searched outside their board of directors for a nomination and wanted Howard, who admits to being a cricket tragic, while New Zealand Cricket recommended its former chairman Sir John Anderson. Howard is a 70-year-old with no background in cricket administration but was pursued by Cricket Australia for his diplomatic skills.

    Jack Clarke, Cricket Australia's chairman, and his New Zealand counterpart Alan Isaac issued a joint release saying they were pleased Howard had agreed to take on the role, which begins as vice-president in June. Howard said in the statement he was honoured and humbled to receive the recommendation for the appointment, but believed it would be inappropriate to comment until the post became official in June.

    However, he was more expansive in a release from the ICC. "It is a great honour to be nominated by Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket for the vice-presidency of the International Cricket Council from June-July 2010," he said. "Cricket has been one of my lifelong passions and, if the ICC accepts my nomination, it will be a privilege to serve this great game."

    The countries' boards set up a committee including an independent member in the businessman Sir Rod Eddington to decide who should be nominated. "It was an extremely difficult decision and ultimately relied on the input of Sir Rod Eddington, whom both cricket boards respect enormously," Clarke and Isaac said. "The ICC faces significant and complex internal and external challenges in its quest for cricket to become a genuinely global sport. Australia and New Zealand considered a number of distinguished candidates of global stature before deciding to invite John Howard to consider the role."

    The ICC presidency is given to countries by rotation and the incumbent David Morgan, the ECB's representative, will hand the responsibility to Pawar in June. Howard will then act as vice-president and take over after Pawar's two-year tenure ends. His nomination will be approved at the ICC's executive board meeting in April and the position will be finalised at the annual conference in the middle of the year."

    AWESOME AWESOME NEWS for Cricket. Even you hate howard it is better than having someone from the Sub continent in charge!
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    he worked for years at screwing people over for his own benefit.  I look forward to him screwing the other cricket playing nations over for our benefit. 
     
  3. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he stands up to the Indians, more likely to crawl up their arses though IMO.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    God I hate Howard. It makes me sick that a little sycophantic grub like him lands a plum job like this. The useless pr!ck can't even play the game, in fact he is an A-Grade unco.
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why the kiwis rolled over on this.  Their man was supposedly a lot superior with far more cricket administration experience.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I see some pigeons have come home to roost for the grub. No support from Saffies, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on his nomination. Be interesting to see who the BCCI sides with. Pakis are undecided and will give their vote to the "highest bidder" no doubt.
     
  7. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I want him to become president, I also want his induction ceremony to include facing up to an over from Shaun Tait. 
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Just in case anyone cares, he has been rejected.

    Aus, NZ, and England voted for him. 6 others rejected him, Zimbabwe didnt vote.
     
  9. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I actually think he would have done a half decent job.  Maybe Maxine Mckew should have run instead!
     
  10. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Did you see his shocking googly, or was it a wrong wrong'un. He tossed the ball about 1.5 metres straight off the pitch. One look at how he did that and they all changed their vote!
     
  11. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Its not a vote, however the fact that most of the other nations signed a petition not to have him forced the hand of some. ****ing BCCI
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like his criticism of Mugabe, and his calling Murali a chucker have a lot to do with it.  If the ICC think its OK to make a stand on issues like that then the game is in a lot of trouble. 
     
  13. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Funny last night on the Chaser - Yes We Can(berra). The report said that he was standing for president of KangaCricket Australia and later even they rejected him!!!
     

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