Greg Berkeley the new chairman of the ICC
Greg Berkeley, the head of the New Zealand Cricket Board, has been elected the new chairman of the ICC, defeating Pakistan’s Imran Khawaja, who is the interim chairman. After the resignation of Shashank Manohar, Imran Khwaja was performing interim duties.
Voting for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairmanship has been twice. For the first time, Berkeley did not get a vote from the South African Cricket Board. However, he got 11 votes after getting the votes of Proteas for the second time. Now Imran will take responsibility from Khwaja. The ICC said in a press release on Tuesday (November 24).
According to the election rules, at least two-thirds (11 votes) out of 16 votes must be won. In the first half, Berkeley could not win from a lead of 10-6. However, in the second round, the head of the New Zealand Cricket Board filled the quota by getting the votes of South Africa.
Expressing his feelings for being elected ICC President, Berkeley said, “It is a great honor to be elected ICC Chairman. I thank the other directors of the ICC for putting their trust in me. Hopefully, together we can take cricket to a better position.
Berkeley also thanked Imran Khawaja for losing the election. “I would like to thank Imran Khawaja for his important role as interim chairman,” he said. He took the helm with a strong hand during the difficult time of the game. I will continue to work with him in the future.
Greg Berkeley is a lawyer by profession. However, he has been the director of the New Zealand Cricket Board since 2012. Now that he has been elected ICC president, he will resign from the New Zealand Cricket Board.