Anil Kumble re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman

Former India captain Anil Kumble has been re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time team-mate and batting great Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel. Kumble, the all-time highest wicket-taker for India, who was appointed as the chairman for his first term in 2012, will now continue to head the panel until 2018.

Meanwhile, another former India captain Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the panel.

Dravid has been elected by the current Test captains as current player representatives, replacing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who has completed his final three-year term.

Jayawardene has been appointed as a past player representative and takes over from former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who has also completed his final three-year term.

Former Australia off-spinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), Tim May, has also been elected by the current Test captains as current player representative, replacing Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who has completed his three-year term.

Richard Kettleborough, three-time ICC Umpire of the Year, has been appointed as umpires’ representative in the committee and replaces Steve Davis, who retired last year.

The ICC Cricket Committee Members:

Chairman: Anil Kumble (former India captain)

Ex-Officio: Shashank Manohar (ICC Chairman) and David Richardson (ICC Chief Executive).

Past Player Representative: Andrew Strauss (former England captain); Mahela Jayawardene (former Sri Lanka captain).

Current Player Representative: Rahul Dravid (former India captain); Tim May (former Australia off-spinner and ex-CEO of FICA).

Full Member Team Coach Representative: Darren Lehmann (Australia coach).

Associate Representative: Kevin O’Brien (Ireland all-rounder).

Women’s Cricket Representative: Clare Connor (former England women’s team captain).

Full Member representative: David White (NZC chief executive):

Media representative: Ravi Shastri (former India captain and a respected commentator)

Umpires’ representative: Richard Kettleborough (member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires)

Referees’ representative: Ranjan Madugalle (ICC chief match referee and former Sri Lanka captain)

MCC representative: John Stephenson (MCC’s Head of Cricket).