New Zealand’s Greg Barclay has been appointed as the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman. He has taken over the place of Shashank Manohar who stepped down in June 2020.
As the place was vacant, Imran Khwaja, the deputy of ICC, was chosen for the place until a new chairman is found. As of now, Greg has won by the votes winning 11-5 in competition with Imran.
He is also the director of New Zealand Cricket and represents his country as a member of the ICC board. On occupying a new position, he will leave all of his prior posts.
New Zealand’s Greg Barclay appointed as ICC chairman
“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 was quoted in the 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.
“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 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,” Barclay added.