Melbourne, June 26: Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal became the 11th President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) here today.
Kamal took charge from Alan Isaac at the ICC's Annual Conference here Thursday.
Kamal said: "This is a memorable and historic day for Bangladesh cricket. On this day 14 years ago, Bangladesh became the 10th Test playing country. Today, a Bangladeshi becomes the 11th President** of the International Cricket Council. Thank you for bestowing this honour on Bangladesh and me.
"Over the next 12 months, I look forward to working with the ICC Board and ICC Management, and will be delighted to contribute in any way I can. In Mr Srinivasan and David Richardson, I have absolute trust and confidence that we have a combination that will not only strengthen our sport, but will also take this great organisation to a new level," he said.
Profile of Mustafa Kamal
Chartered Accountant by profession
BCB President from September 2009-October 2013
Former Chairman of the ICC's Audit Committee
Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President from 2010-2012
ICC Vice-President from 2012-2014
Former Director of Abahani Limited, one of the most prominent cricket clubs of Bangladesh, from 1991-2007, and Chairman of the club's Cricket Committee from 1991 to 2006
Founded the Lotus Kamal Pace Bowling Cricket Academy in the 1990s, one of the first of its kind in Bangladesh
Led the recruitment process of high profile international cricket players in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, the main cricket competition during Bangladesh's pre-Test era
Brought all domestic first-class players under the BCB central contract system in 2012-13
Elected as a Member of Parliament three times, and presently is the Minister for Planning of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Previous Presidents of ICC
Lord Colin Cowdrey 1989-1993*
Sir Clyde Walcott 1993-1997*
Jagmohan Dalmiya 1997-2000
Malcolm Gray 2000-2003
Ehsan Mani 2003-2006
Percy Sonn 2006-2007
Ray Mali 2007-2008
David Morgan 2008-2010
Sharad Pawar 2010-2012
Alan Isaac 2012-2014
Mustafa Kamal 2014-
*Cowdrey and Walcott both served as 'Chairman' of the ICC. Prior to Lord Cowdrey's appointment, the ICC was administered by the secretary of the Marylebone Cricket Club.