Kumble to replace Lloyd at Committee
ABU DHABI, DUBAI - The International Cricket Council (ICC) board unanimously agreed to the appointment of former India captain Anil Kumble as the new chairman of its cricket committee here on Thursday.
Kumble, 41, who has 619 Test and 337 One-Day International wickets to his name, succeeds former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, who led the committee since 2008.
"In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator because of his association with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). I am sure he will carry on Clive's good work and bring contemporary thinking to the committee and understand clearly the issues facing the modern game," ICC president Alan Isaac said, commenting on the appointment.
Isaac also admired outgoing chairman Lloyd's work. "I would like to thank Clive Lloyd for his chairmanship of the ICC cricket committee and to his tireless contribution to the game. The ICC board were united in their admiration for his work as chairman."
The ICC media release added that two members of the present panel -- former Australia captain Mark Taylor and ICC statistician Davin Kendix -- have got a one-year extension while former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has voluntarily stepped down. On his way out, Bishop nominated the recently-retired England captain Andrew Strauss as his replacement, which was accepted by the ICC board.