Kumble retained ICC Cricket Committee head, WALL made member

FPJ BureauUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 03:26 PM IST
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Dubai : Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Friday re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time team-mate and batting great Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.

Kumble, the all-time highest wicket-taker for India, was appointed as the chairman for his first term in 2012 and will now continue to head the panel until 2018.

Meanwhile, another former India captain Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the panel.

Dravid and Jayawardene have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each has been appointed for a three-year term.

They will attend their first meeting at Lord’s on May 31 and June 1, three weeks before the ICC Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, the ICC said in a statement.

Dravid has been elected by the current Test captains as current player representatives, replacing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who has completed his final three-year term.

Jayawardene has been appointed as a past player representative and takes over from  Mark Taylor, who has also completed his final three-year term.

Former Australia off-spinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), Tim May, has also been elected by the current Test captains as current player representative, replacing Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who has completed his three-year term.

Richard Kettleborough, three-time ICC Umpire of the Year, has been appointed as umpires’ representative in the committee and replaces Steve Davis, who retired last year.

ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, who also administers the ICC Cricket Committee meeting, said: “I want to thank Mark Taylor, Kumar Sangakkara, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Steve Davis for their significant contribution to this committee.

“I welcome Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardena, Tim May and Richard Kettleborough, and I am confident that these highly credentialed individuals will carry on the good work of their predecessors to make the sport even more competitive and attractive.”

The ICC Cricket Committee

is representative of all stakeholders in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media. It is empowered to make recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if the matter is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval.

Dravid gets 2.61 cr from BCCI

New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been paid the remaining Rs 1.30 crore of his Rs 2.61 crore fee for coaching the national Under-19 and ‘A’ team, the BCCI has revealed in its monthly disclosure of payments exceeding Rs 25 lakh. With last month’s installment, the BCCI has completed the full payment to Dravid, who was on Friday inducted in the ICC’s Cricket Committee. The first half of the fee was paid in March.

Among other payments, former captain Sunil Gavaskar was paid a commentary fee of Rs 89.75 lakh for the period of January to March, while L Sivaramakrishnan was paid Rs 26.12 lakh for the same duration.

Besides, the BCCI also cleared the dues to various state associations for conducting domestic tournaments, camps and infrastructure subsidy.

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