Greg Barclay has been elected as the new independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He replaced Khwaja, who had been the interim chairman after Manohar resigned from his position back in July. Manohar served as chairman from November 2015.
Barclay will resign his post at New Zealand Cricket. He has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and also served as New Zealand’s representative on the ICC.
He 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.
Commenting on his appointment Greg Barclay said: “It is an honour 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.”
If Reports to be believed, Barclay won 11-5 votes over Khwaja, gaining the support of cricket’s “big three” — England, India and Australia — along with New Zealand and South Africa.