New Zealand’s Greg Barclay reelected ICC chairman


Greg Barclay was on Saturday re-elected unopposed as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after Zimbabwe’s Tavengwa Mukuh-lani pulled out of contention.

The former New Zealand Cricket boss succeeded Shashank Manohar in 2020 and retained the job for another two years with the board’s full support, the sport’s governing body said.

“Over the last two years we have made signifi-cant strides forward with the launch of our global growth strategy that provides clear direction to build a successful and sustainable future for our sport,” said Barclay.

“It is an exciting time to be involved in cricket and I look forward to continuing to work closely 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.”

Mukuhlani said the continuity of Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, was “in the best interests of the sport”. “I, therefore, decided to withdraw my candi-dacy,” he added.—AFP


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