Hyderabad, Nov. 30 -- International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board members not being able to meet in person and communicating due to Covid-19 enforced restrictions led to a long impasse on them agreeing to the process of election of its chairman, new ICC boss Gregor John Barclay has said.

On November 25, the ICC finally announced the election of Barclay, a 59-year-old New Zealander, after many disagreements over the issue of the election process of the new independent chairman, following the resignation of India's Shahshank Manohar after two terms and his declining to go for a third one.

On Monday, Barclay, a qualified lawyer by profession, said communication would be the key for him as independent chairman of the ICC.

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