Alan Isaac becomes new ICC president; Richardson takes over as new CEO

Kuala Lumpur: Former Chairman of New Zealand Cricket Alan Isaac has taken over as the eighth President of the International Cricket Council from Sharad Pawar.

David Richardson was confirmed as successor to Haroon Lorgat as the Chief Executive at the ICC Annual Conference held in Malaysia.

“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 recognize that there is, of course, much hard work and much progress needed if we are to maintain the game’s current healthy state,” Isaac said.

“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 said.

Richardson, who was confirmed as the ICC Chief Executive, said: “It is a real honour to be confirmed as the ICC Chief Executive and I want to pay tribute to Haroon 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.”

Richardson played 42 Tests for South Africa and has been ICC’s General Manager- Cricket for the last 10 years.