New Zealand's Greg Barclay was elected as the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport's world governing body announced.
Greg Barclay, New Zealand Cricket's commercial lawyer and director since 2012, replaces interim chairman Imran Khwaja. Imran Khwaja had stepped in to temporarily succeed Shashank Manohar following his 2nd two years term ended in July 2020.
Greg Barclay said in a statement that it is an honour to be elected as the Chairman of the ICC and he would like to thank his fellow ICC Directors for their support. He hope that they can come together to lead the sport and emerge in a strong position and poised for growth from the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Greg Barclay was the representative of NZC on the board of the ICC, but he is going to step down from his role to lead the global governing body.
Besides that, he was also the director of the men's World Cup that Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted in 2015.