Dravid, Jayawardene in ICC cricket committee

Anil Kumble gets three-year extension as chairman; Lord’s to host annual summit on 31 May and 1 June.

Mahela Jayawardene (left) and Rahul Dravid (right) have played 1,161 international matches between them.   -  K. R. Deepak

Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena was appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee for a three-year term.

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

Dravid, along with former Australia offspinner and ex-Chief Executive of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), Tim May, have been elected by the current Test captains as current player representatives, replacing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who have completed their three-year terms.

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

Richard Kettleborough, three-time ICC Umpire of the Year, replaces Steve Davis as umpires’ representative in the committee.

Meanwhile, 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.

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,” he added.

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 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)

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