ICC to appoint new senior officials

AFP-JIJI

Cricket’s world body will appoint new senior officials and haggle over plans to water down the influence of leading nations — hotly opposed by dominant India — at annual talks from Sunday.

New Zealand’s Alan Isaac will take over as president and David Richardson of South Africa becomes chief executive, at a time when cricket is trying to move on from spot-fixing scandals and find a balance between its three formats.

The body will also consider minor changes to one-day internationals, the legality of switch-hitting and the use of video umpires. On the sidelines, India will discuss resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan.