Anderson turns down cricket council post

2010-07-24 08:01

New Zealander John Anderson has turned down an offer to become the

alternative candidate for the vice-presidency of the International Cricket

Council (ICC).

Six of 10 test-playing nations rejected the nomination of former

Australian prime minister John Howard.

Howard was chosen ahead of Anderson as the joint Australian and New

Zealand nominee for the position of vice-president, whose appointee will become

ICC president in two years.

In an unprecedented move, six nations, led by India, opposed

Howard’s nomination for a position traditionally filled through a system of

regional rotation.

New Zealand Cricket chairman Alan Isaac said Anderson indicated

that he was too busy for the role.

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