Sharad Pawar, the former chief of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in
David Morgan held the post since 2008 and Sharad Pawar served as the vice-president of ICC during this period. As per the ICC rule, vice-president takes over the presidency from the outgoing president.
Meanwhile, John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been voted out for the vacant post of vice president in ICC. He was strongly backed up for the post by Australia, New Zealand and England, but 7 other test playing countries voted against him citing that Howard is an outsider when it comes to cricket and someone who was previously involved in cricket administration should be appointed ICC vice president.
Sharad Pawar is a veteran politician in
Besides his high political background, Sharad Pawar also has a very good background in spots administration. The 69-year-old previously held the posts of Chairman/President of Mumbai Cricket Association, Maharashtra Olympics Association, Maharashtra Wrestling Association and Maharashtra Kabbadi Association.
Sharad Pawar has become the second ever Indian to become the ICC President after Jagmohan Dalmiya who held the post from 1997 to 2000.