Mumbai: Greg Barclay, a commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), has been elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The news was announced by the governing body of the game on Tuesday.
Barclay has replaced interim chairman Imran Khwaja, who himself had stepped in to temporarily succeed Shashank Manohar after his second two-year term ended in July.
“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, as quoted by IANS.
“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.
Barclay was NZC’s representative on the ICC board but he will be stepping down from his role to lead the global governing body.