Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd and fast bowler-turned cricket commentator Ian Bishop have been replaced on the ICC’s cricket committee.
Lloyd, who presided over one of the West Indies’ most successful periods in world cricket from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, has been replaced as chairman by former Indian spinner Anil Kumble. Bishop has been replaced by the recently retired England captain Andrew Strauss.
Kumble becomes the second Indian cricketer to take up this post, the other being Sunil Gavaskar. The decisions were taken during the ICC’s recent board meeting in Colombo.
The ICC President Alan Isaac said: “I would like to thank Clive Lloyd for his chairmanship of the ICC Cricket Committee and to his tireless contribution to the game. The ICC Board were united in their admiration for his work as chairman. We also thank Ian Bishop for his contribution during his term as well.”
“In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator with Karnataka State Cricket Association as well. I am sure that he will carry on Clive’s good work and bring, like Andrew Strauss, contemporary thinking to the committee and both understand clearly the issues facing the modern game.”
Kumble has proved his administrative capabilities during his tenure as the chairman of the National Cricket Academy which is based in Bangalore. He is also the current president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, one of the members of the BCCI.
Last month, during the annual general meeting of the BCCI, Kumble replaced former India skipper, Sourav Ganguly as the chairman of BCCI’s Technical committee.
Kumble is also the chief mentor of the Indian Premier League side, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The ICC however extended the tenure of former Aussie captain Mark Taylor (representing former players) and David Kendix (statisticans) for another term.