JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa has moved to clarify its position on the election of the ICC chairman.
In a statement, CSA says it will follow the ICC's and its protocols before making a decision.
“We must respect both the ICC protocol and our own protocol in deciding which candidate to back,” said CSA president and chairman of the board, Chris Nenzani.
“There have been no candidates nominated as yet and once such nominations have been made the Board of CSA will take its decision in terms of its own protocol and give the chairman the mandate to exercise his vote as an ICC Board Director accordingly.
“We have the highest regard for the opinions of our Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again.
“At the moment we don’t want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love."
Until then, CSA will not be making public calls on who it is backing.
Current ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar's second term is meant to end at the end of this month.