Alan, Richardson new ICC President and Chief Executive as Pawar, Lorgat term ends
Alan Isaac was selected as the new president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and David Richardson was confirmed as the new chief executive in ICC Annual Conference held at Kuala Lumpur.
Sharad Pawar was the previous president of ICC whose term ended on Thursday and Haroon Lorgat was the chief executive.
60-year-old Alan is from New Zealander while his co-worker Richardson is a former former South Africa wicket keeper.
Alan Isaac will be the president for two-year till 2014. He is the 8th President of ICC.
Isaac said, "When I look at the list of previous presidents, I am reminded of the importance of this office. In the midst of my pride at being chosen as president, I recognise that there is, of course, much hard work and much progress needed if we are to maintain the game's current healthy state".
"I believe that the challenges ahead are no less daunting than those we have faced in the last two years if we are to maintain the vibrancy and viability of the three formats of the sport. We are fortunate as a sport, indeed unique, to have three different formats at international level.
"We will all strive not only to preserve those formats but to build on their foundations. In that way the ICC will continue to oversee a great sport and we will all work to make it even greater. I look forward to serving the game with honesty and integrity and to the best of my ability. I look forward to handing on the guardianship of the sport with the game enjoying even greater health," he added.
Richardson on this occasion said, "It is a real honour to be confirmed as the ICC Chief Executive and I want to pay tribute to Lorgat".
"I have learnt much in the last four years and I inherit a game in great health with much to be optimistic about. I look forward to building on that and tackling the challenges ahead," he added.
Issac will be the last president to hold the post in its current shape, as after 2014 President will be elected for a term of only one year.
In this conference it was decided that amendments to ICC and IDI Articles of Association would be made. They will create a post of chairman, remove Vice-President and vary the role and powers of the President after 2014 Annual Conference.
Isaac has been the vice-president of ICC for the last 2 years.
Richardson has played 42 Tests for South Africa. He has also been General Manager of ICC for past 10 years.
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