The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reappointed veteran cricket administrator Imran Khwaja as the ICC Deputy Chairman. Khwaja will once again hold the prominent position for a further period of two years.
Imran Khwaja is an incumbent Associate Members Director on the board after he had got re-elected at the ICC Annual Conference in July 2022. Imran has been one of the longest-serving members of the ICC as he had been first elected to the Board in 2008 and has been serving as the ICC Deputy Chairman since 2017.
Notably, Imran Khwaja was reappointed to the position unopposed. The legendary administrator hails from Singapore cricket and enjoys the support of all the associate nations. No nomination was filed against him in the current election. Khwaja faced a tough challenge in the 2021 elections after Cricket West Indies’ Ricky Skerritt had filed his nomination in 2021. However, he defeated all odds and emerged victorious.
Imran Khwaja has been playing a crucial role in the development of the associate nations’ cricket journey. Through his intensive approach to the participation of associate nations at the T-20 World Cup, he approved the hosting of various regional qualifiers and held a mega group stage event at the recently concluded T-20 World Cup in Australia.
Khwaja’s reappointment has completed all the legal formalities after ICC convened an important meeting in Melbourne last week.
In another major development at the ICC Board, New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was re-elected to the Chairman’s post unopposed. He earlier faced resistance from Zimbabwe cricket but his opponent withdrew his nomination on election day. The only prominent reshuffling at the board was the appointment of Jay Shah who will now hold the prestigious and powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) Chairman post.