Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman | Cricbuzz.com

Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman

Barclay has been re-elected unopposed.

Barclay has been re-elected unopposed.

Greg Barclay has been re-elected unopposed because the chairman of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) as reported by Cricbuzz on Friday (November 11). At an ICC board assembly in Melbourne on Saturday, Barclay’s opponent Dr Tavengwa Mukuhlani, the chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), withdrew from the competition. Barclay, a former head of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), will now maintain his second time period for 2 extra years.

Going into the election day, there have been two contestants with the incumbent closely favoured to win the face-off. With solely a easy majority wanted for one to be declared elected, Barclay had the backing of greater than a dozen administrators within the 17-member Board, together with the help of the omnipotent Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI has been represented by secretary Jay Shah.

The overall notion within the ICC is that Mukuhlani becoming a member of the race was extra symbolic than critical. He would have been representing the smaller full members within the Elite ICC board which is basically lopsided with BCCI, ECB and CA, the tremendous wealthy boards on one aspect and Eire, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on the opposite aspect of the spectrum with South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh within the center.

Commenting on the election, Mukuhlani stated: “I wish to congratulate Greg on his re-appointment as ICC Chair, because the continuity his management will present is in the most effective pursuits of the game. I subsequently determined to withdraw my candidacy.”

Barclay thanked the man ICC administrators for his or her help. “Over the past two years we have now made important strides ahead with the launch of our world progress technique that gives clear route to construct a profitable and sustainable future for our sport. It’s an thrilling time to be concerned in cricket and I look ahead to persevering with to work carefully with our Members to strengthen the sport in our core markets in addition to develop it past that, guaranteeing extra of the world can take pleasure in cricket.”

Barclay, an Auckland-based business lawyer, was initially appointed because the ICC Chair in November 2020. He was beforehand the Chair of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and was a director of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2015.

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