Howard doesn’t expect another ICC invite for Vice-President postBy ANI
Monday, October 25, 2010
SYDNEY - Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard doubts whether he would receive another invitation to become International Cricket Council (ICC) Vice-President.
Howard’s contention for the post was rejected earlier this year after he failed to get backing from the cricket boards of Asia and Africa.
“I was sorry that I didn’t get that job, but it’s happened … I don’t expect I will get invited again,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Howard, as having written in an Internet blog.
One of the reasons for the former Prime Minister’s rejection is understood to be his very public opposition to Robert Mugabe’s government in Zimbabwe.
He also incurred the wrath of the Asian cricket bloc for labeling Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan a “chucker”.
If elected, Howard would have served as the ICC Vice-President for two years before taking over as ICC President from India’s Sharad Pawar in 2012. (ANI)