New Delhi: The new chairman of the International Cricket Council has been announced. The ICC Board of Selection has unanimously re-elected Greg Barclay as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year term. This was announced by the ICC on Saturday. The voting took place during the ICC’s quarterly meeting held in Melbourne on Saturday. The electronic voting process was attended by 16 Board of Directors, including 12 Full Members from Test playing nations, three Associate Nations and one independent female director (Indira Nooyi of PepsiCo).
Who is Greg Barkley?
Greg Barkley has been the director of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Apart from this, he has also held the post of Board Member and Chairman of the Northern District Cricket Association (NDCA). He has experience in many companies in New Zealand and Australia. He is originally from New Zealand.
‘It’s an honor to be the ICC chairman again’
On being re-elected as ICC chairman, Barkley said, “It is an honor to be re-elected as the President of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC directors for their support.” The ICC has taken important steps to promote the game of cricket and prepare a roadmap for its future.
BCCI did not field a candidate
To be noted, a candidate must have the support of two existing directors in order to file a nomination. Initially, the BCCI itself thought of fielding a candidate but decided against one. BCCI secretary Jay Shah will attend ICC meetings and elections.