After the second round of voting, New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was elected the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He replaces Shashank Manohar of India who stepped in earlier this year.
Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, has been the director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and is currently the NZC’s representative on the board of the International Cricket Council. He will step down from his post at NZC to lead the ICC in an independent capacity.
He was the director of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015 and is a former member of the board and president of the Northern Districts Cricket Association. Greg is an experienced company director on board positions with various New Zealand and Australian companies.
Commenting on his appointment, Greg Barclay said: “It is an honor to be elected as the President of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC directors for their support. I hope we can come together to lead the game and emerge from a global epidemic in a strong position and be ready for development.
He said, “We want to work together with our members to strengthen the game in our core markets as well as to advance it to ensure that cricket is enjoyed more in the world.” I take my position as a patron of the game very seriously and am committed to working on behalf of all 104 ICC members to create a sustainable future for our sport.
“I would like to thank Emraan Khwaja for his leadership in acting as ICC President during a difficult period for the game and I look forward to continuing a close working relationship with him in the future.”
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