Finally, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has got a new permanent head after Shashank Manohar resigned from the post on June 30. Greg Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, has been elected as the new Independent Chair of the governing body. He will take the role after stepping down from the current position at New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
Greg Barclay has taken up several roles in administration. He has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 is currently NZC’s representative on the board of the International Cricket Council. He will resign from his position at NZC to lead the ICC in an independent capacity.
Barclay was a director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015 and is a former board member and chairman of the Northern Districts Cricket Association. Greg is also an experienced company director holding board positions with various New Zealand and Australian companies.
Greg Barclay thanks ICC:
After the announcement of his new role, Greg Barclay feels honoured and thanked ICC for giving him the responsible role.
“It is an honor to be elected as the Chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their support. I hope we can come together to lead the sport and emerge from the global pandemic in a strong position and poised for growth.
“I look forward to working in partnership 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. I take my position as a custodian of the game very seriously and am committed to working on behalf of all 104 ICC Members to create a sustainable future for our sport.
“I’d like to thank Imran Khwaja for his leadership as acting ICC Chair during a difficult period for the game and I look forward to continuing a close working relationship with him in the future.”
Greg Barclay replaced Imran Khwaja, who had been the interim chairman after Manohar resigned from his position back in June.