Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Dave Cameron has joined the race to replace India's Shashank Manohar as the next ICC president. The United States Cricket Hall of Fame recently wrote to Manohar that he would like to recommend Cameron's name for the top post of the International Cricket Council. Cameron, who was president of the CWI from 2013 to 2019, told 'Jamaica Gleaner', "I believe we need to find a sustainable financial model where teams can earn to the best of their ability."
The three big cricket nations India, Australia and England have tournaments, spectators and the biggest economy, but smaller nations always have to knock on the ICC for financial support. Therefore, even if what we want is not to distribute an equal share of revenue, this distribution should be justified. '
The former CWI president will need two nominations to remain in the fray and it is not yet clear if he will be supported by CWI's current head Ricky Skerritt. The differences of both were publicly disclosed. Manohar's term ends at the end of this year, after which the new president will formally take over. The ICC annual general meeting is scheduled in late July. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Colin Grave is currently its strongest contender. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly's name is also in the news.