New ICC Chairman Appointed from New Zealand
The Chairman of the International Cricket Council is the highest position in the governing body of world cricket which has been taken by New Zealand’s Greg Barclay after fending of Imran Khawaja who replaced Shashank Manohar as an ICC chairman.
The length of chairmanship is 2 years while it can be renewable twice so 6 years is the maximum length. The International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) new independent chairman Greg Barclay has been elected.
Greg named as a Chairman of ICC
He is a commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 and become the 2nd independent chairman of ICC after India’s Shashank Manohar.
“It is an honor to be elected as the Chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their support,” Barclay said in a statement.
“I hope we can come together to lead the sport and emerge from the global pandemic in a strong position and poised for growth,” he added.
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Barclay was also representative of New Zealand on the ICC board, but now he’s stepping down from his position, and is essential to pay his full attention to his new position (Chairman of ICC board).
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He has also experienced company director holding various board positions (New Zealand and Australian companies). 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.
Barclay also said, “I’d like to thank Imran Khawaja 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.