Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman, Jay Shah to head F&CA committee | Cricket

Greg Barclay has been unanimously re-elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year time period. The former New Zealand Cricket chair was unopposed following the withdrawal of Zimabwe’s Tavengwa Mukuhlani from the method, and the ICC Board reaffirmed its full help to Barclay to proceed on the helm.

“It is an honour to be re-elected as the Chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their support,” mentioned Barclay on his re-appointment.

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

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“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.”

Barclay, an Auckland-based industrial lawyer, was initially appointed as the ICC Chair in November 2020. He was beforehand the Chair of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and was a director of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015. In July, Barclay publicly expressed his want to proceed for a second time period. “I am available for re-election if members want,” Barclay advised mediapersons instantly after the ICC’s annual normal assembly in Birmingham.

Besides Barclay’s re-election, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was elected as the head of ICC’s all highly effective Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee on the board assembly.

Shah can have the duty of heading ICC’s most essential committee. Al the foremost monetary coverage choices are taken by the F&CA committee earlier than it’s ratified by the ICC board.

“Each and every member accepted Jay as the head of F&CA committee. This is an equally powerful sub committee apart from the ICC chair (Greg Barclay),” an ICC supply advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

It contains the income sharing among the many member nations and in addition the varied main sponsorship offers that the worldwide physique inks via the yr.

The F&CA committee is at all times headed by an ICC Board member and Shah’s election makes it clear that he’ll signify the BCCI on the ICC Board.

The F&CA head’s place used to be India’s throughout the N Srinivasan period however throughout Shashank Manohar’s tenure as ICC chairman, the BCCI’s energy and may had considerably diminished.

In reality throughout the Committee of Administrators’ tenure, there was a degree when BCCI did not even have any illustration within the F&CA committee.

Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was a member of the F&CA committee until final yr.

“India is a commercial hub of global cricket with more than 70 percent sponsorship coming from the region. It is imperative that an ICC F&CA should always be headed by BCCI,” the ICC supply mentioned.

(With PTI inputs)

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