Greg Barclay elected new ICC chairman
Greg Barclay, a commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012, has been elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
He succeeds India's Shashank Manohar as ICC's second independent chairman.
Barclay, who is NZC's representative on the ICC board, will step down from his role and replace Imran Khwaja at the helm, who had stepped in as the interim chairman when Manohar's two-year term ended in July.
Barclay was a director at ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2015 and is a former board member and chairman of the Northern Districts Cricket Association. He is also an experienced company director holding many board positions with various New Zealand and Australian companies.
"It is an honour to be elected as the Chair 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 sport and emerge from the global pandemic in a strong position and poised for growth," Barclay said.
"I look forward to working in partnership with our Members to strengthen the game in our core markets as well as grow it beyond that ensuring more of the world can enjoy cricket. I take my position as a custodian 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'd like to thank Imran Khwaja for his leadership as acting ICC Chair during a difficult period for the game and I look forward to continuing a close working relationship with him in the future," he added.
Source : Cricbuzz