London : Indian board chief Sharad Pawar will take over as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2010 for a two-year term, the world body announced here Friday after its annual meetings.
Pawar will succeed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman David Morgan, who will take over from present incumbent Ray Mali of South Africa next year.
Morgan will now become ICC president-elect and Pawar will become vice president. When Morgan assumes president's chair next year, Pawar will become president-elect as well as vice president.
The ICC also announced that it has scrapped its nominations committee, headed by A.C. Muthiah of India, and that no extensions would be given to the presidents, who will have fixed two-year terms.