January 19, 2021

New Zealand’s Barclay elected ICC chairman

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Greg Barclay had been director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 but will now step down from that role to lead ICC; Barclay replaces replaces interim chairman Imran Khwaja, who stepped in to temporarily succeed India’s Shashank Manohar

Last Updated: 25/11/20 12:00am

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay has been elected as the International Cricket Council’s new independent chairman, the sport’s world governing body has said.

Barclay, director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012, replaces interim chairman Imran Khwaja who himself had stepped in to temporarily succeed India’s 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,” Barclay said in a 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.”

Barclay was NZC’s representative on the ICC board, but will step down from his role with NZC to lead the global governing body.

He was also a director of the men’s World Cup that was jointly held by Australia and New Zealand in 2015.