Former Test cricketers Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott are among eight recommended people who are likely to be voted in as New Zealand Cricket's new board of directors.

To be elected, each candidate needs more than 50% of the votes cast by the delegates representing all Major Associations and District Associations at a Special General Meeting in Auckland on September 19.

The other five recommendations, selected by an appointments panel, were Greg Barclay, Neil Craig, Liz Dawson, Stuart Heal and Don Mackinnon, all of whom have experience in sport and corporate administration and governance. Barclay, Heal and Mackinnon are current NZC directors seeking re-election. The three former cricketers also have extensive experience in administration of the sport.

"It was a difficult job selecting the eight candidates from a range of quality nominees," NZC president Stephen Boock said. "I am confident that through this thorough process we have found a group of people with the combined skillsets to drive cricket forward in this country."

The upcoming vote is an outcome of the new NZC constitution that was approved in July.