Former International cricketer Martin Snedden has been elected as the new chairman of the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday. He will now succeed Grey Barclay who will step down from his position to take over as the chairman of the ICC.
Barclay was appointed as the new chairman of the ICC last week who succeeded India’s Shashank Manohar at the position.
Snedded will assume the chair of the board in the coming days and he also has the prior experience of serving the board between 1990-2001.
He was one of the members of the Chief Executive committee at the International Cricket Council between 2001-2007. Besides, he has a vast experience in the sports business and also served as CEO of Rugby World Cup in 2011 and director of the World Masters Games 2017.
“I’d like to thank Greg for the outstanding direction and guidance he’s given the board since being elected as chair in 2016,” Snedden said.
“It is a measure of the success he has overseen in this role that he has now been elected the ICC chair.
“Equally, I’d like to thank my fellow NZC directors for their support. I know that, together with chief executive David White and his excellent management team, we’ll help lead the sport out of this global pandemic and embrace a strong and sustainable future.
“I look forward to working with the members of NZC, the Major Associations and Districts Associations, as well as the New Zealand Cricket Players Association and the wider cricket family in New Zealand,” he concluded.
Snedden has played 25 Tests and 93 ODIs and scored 862 runs in his small career for New Zealand.