Hong Kong: The ICC's Executive Board has deferred till October, when it next meets, a decision over a proposed amendment of its constitution regarding the appointment of its president.
In its deliberations this morning, the Executive Board decided not to take the matter to the Full Council for a vote when it meets tomorrow on the final day of the annual conference. Today's meeting went as expected with the PCB objecting as they had done in May, and Bangladesh arguing that the amendment should take place when the full cycle of the rotational policy was completed, which would be after the 2014 candidates for president and vice-president were named by Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Along with Pakistan and Bangladesh, a third member of the Executive Board approved of the deferral of the amendment on the grounds of procedure. The member said that while they supported the idea of only the most meritorious candidates taking on the job of ICC president, the issue of a constitutional amendment needed a more careful and reasoned deliberation than how it had been done in May - by circular resolution, that is, only through written communication. The decision, the Full Member said, was far too important to be decided without a full and proper discussion by the Board.