Colombo, Oct 11: Former India cricketer Anil Kumble has been appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee by the governing body as he replaced West Indies' legend Clive Lloyd.
The International Cricket Council released a statement confirming the appointment of Kumble as chairman of ICC Cricket Committee, for a term of two years, after the Executive Board meeting held at Colombo on Thursday.
"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," ICC President Alan Isaac said in a statement.
The recently retired English cricketer, Andrew Strauss was nominated as Ian Bishop's replacement in the committee after the West Indies cricketer refused to extend his term.
"I am sure that he (Kumble) 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," he added.
Further ICC president, Allan Issac thanked Clive Lloyd for his serivces as chairman of ICC during his term and also appreciated the efforts of Ian Bishop and thanked him for his contribution during his reign.
"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," Isaac stated.
According to sources, Kumble has been nominated for a term of two years, as the committee meets twice a year and a meeting is due to be held in November.
While Mark Taylor (representing former players) and David Kendix (Statistician) have been given an extended term.