13 May 2016 Current Affairs: Former India captain Rahul Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on it.
Dravid and Jayawardene have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each was appointed for a three-year term, read a statement from the ICC.Dravid, along with former Australia off-spinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA), Tim May, were 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, and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who completed his three-year term.
Jayawardene was appointed as a past player representative and takes over from former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who also completed his final three-year term.
The former India captain was appointed as the Chair in 2012 and will now continue to head the group until 2018.The ICC Cricket Committee :
- 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)