John Howard is to be made president. How strange. To a leader who was a conservative and a royalist, the term “president” would seem to be anathema. However, this is not the case for the former Prime Minister of Australia when it comes to the ICC.
John Howard has been nominated by the Australian and New Zealand cricket boards to become ICC Vice President. This follows a long stand-off between Australia and New Zealand while they debated the relative merits of their own candidates. For the record, New Zealand preferred Sir John Anderson, their former chief. So did Roebuck, but who cares – just because Anderson has experience in cricket administration.
With the way the ICC works, in 2012, Howard, who will be 72 years old will become something he would never have believed: The President.