New Zealand’s Greg Barclay has been appointed as the new Independent chairman of the International Cricket Council. Barclay also succeeded India’s Shashank Manohar on the board after he stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Barclay is a lawyer based out of Auckland was appointed the director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in 2012 also represents New Zealand in ICC.
He would step down from his position at the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) before taking up the new job at the ICC in the coming days.
Greg has been associated with the sport as could be seen from his role as director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2015. Besides, he has also served as the chairman of the Northern Districts Cricket Association.
During his professional career, he has also served in several companies across Australia and New Zealand for the director’s position.
“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 after his appointment.
“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” he added.