Greg Barclay, the director of New Zealand Cricket has been elected as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He has succeeded India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down from his post this summer.
The ICC decided to choose Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja to fulfill the spot until the global cricket governing body would have found someone to fix in the apex body. As Imran’s tenure comes to an end, the ICC welcomes Kiwi Greg Barclay honoring him for the post.
New Zealand’s Greg Barclay chosen as ICC chairman
Notably, he has been serving his country as a director for 8 years and also represents New Zealand as an ICC board member. As of now, he will step down from all his past posts to occupy the new holding.
“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.