New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman – cricket

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was elected as the brand new unbiased chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after a second spherical of voting. He succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down earlier this yr.

Barclay, an Auckland-based industrial lawyer, has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and is presently NZC’s consultant on the board of the International Cricket Council. He will step down from his place at NZC to guide the ICC in an unbiased capability.

He was a director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015 and is a former board member and chairman of the Northern Districts Cricket Association. Greg can be an skilled firm director holding board positions with varied New Zealand and Australian corporations.

Commenting on his appointment Greg Barclay stated: “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.

“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.”

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