Dubai: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena were on Friday appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee.
Both Dravid and Jayawardene played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, the duo has been appointed for a three-year term. Their first meeting will be held in at Lord’s Cricket Ground on May 31 and June 1, three weeks before the ICC Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Anil Kumble has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for a three-year term. The former India captain was appointed as the Chair in 2012 and will now continue to head the group until 2018.
Dravid and Tim May, Australia off-spinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) have been elected as the representatives of cricketers. They replaced former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who have completed their three-year term.
The ICC Cricket Committee is:
Chairman – Anil Kumble (former India captain)
Ex-Officio – Shashank Manohar (ICC Chairman) and David Richardson (ICC Chief Executive)
Past Player representative –Andrew Strauss (former England captain); Mahela Jayawardena (former Sri Lanka captain)
Current Player representative – Rahul Dravid (former India captain); Tim May (former Australia off-spinner and ex-CEO of FICA)
Full Member team coach representative – Darren Lehmann (Australia coach)
Associate representative – Kevin O’Brien (Ireland all-rounder)
Women’s Cricket representative – Clare Connor (former England women’s team captain)
Full Member representative – David White (NZC chief executive)
Media representative – Ravi Shastri (former India captain and a respected commentator)
Umpires’ representative –Richard Kettleborough (member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires)
Referees’ representative – Ranjan Madugalle (ICC chief match referee and former Sri Lanka captain)
MCC representative – John Stephenson (MCC’s Head of Cricket)