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The England and Wales Cricket Board has invited nominations for the position of chairman to succeed David Morgan and to serve the term until March 31, 2009.

Nominations will close on July 23, 2007 and if there is only one nominee from the 18 first class counties and Marylebone Cricket Club the ECB will ask the 41 members of the ECB (the 18 first class counties, MCC, the Minor Counties Cricket Association and the non first class county boards) to endorse that candidate as chairman.

That period of endorsement will close on Aug 13, 2007 and the new chairman of the ECB will be confirmed.

If there is more than one nominee from the 18 first class counties and MCC an election will be called.

This election will be conducted by the Electoral Reform Society. Ballot papers would be sent out to the 18 first class counties and MCC on July 30, 2007 with the ballot closing on Aug 13, 2007.

On Aug 14, 2007 the ballot result will be announced and the 41 members of the ECB will be requested to endorse the winning candidate.

On Aug 28, 2007 the endorsement period will close and the new chairman of the ECB will be confirmed.

The new chairman will take office on Oct 1, 2007 and serve until March 31, 2009.

The call for an election of chairman was approved by the board of the ECB meeting at Lord's on July 3, 2007. This decision after the present ECB chairman David Morgan was confirmed as ICC President Elect at the ICC Annual Meeting at Lord's on June 28, 2007 and indicated his intention to stand down.

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