Previous Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara assumed responsibility as the leader of the esteemed Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and scripted history as he turned into the first non-British individual to turn into the leader of the body. Kumar Sangakkara’s designation was declared by the active President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC Annual General Meeting at Lord’s in May this year.
“It is enormous respect to be named the following President of MCC and it is a job that I am completely anticipating. For me, MCC is the best cricket club on the planet, with its worldwide reach and proceeded with advancement for cricket on and off the pitch,” Kumar Sangakkara said in an official explanation. “The year 2020 will be one more critical one in cricket, particularly at Lord’s, and I am excited that I will have the option to have an impact in supporting its future as President of MCC,” he included. Kumar Sangakkara’s residency as MCC President will reach an end on September 30, 2020.
The 41-year-old Sangakkara, who scored 12,400 keeps running in 134 Tests, has a long relationship with MCC. He played against the Club in 2002, opening the batting for the visiting Sri Lankans in a top of the line coordinate at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. He additionally played for MCC against an International XI at Lord’s in the 2005 Tsunami Relief Match. He conveyed an amazing and paramount MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture in 2011. In 2012, he was granted Honorary Life Membership of the Club.
Around the same time, he joined MCC’s World Cricket panel and stays a functioning part. “We are charmed that Kumar is taking up his position today and it is with extraordinary gratitude to Anthony Wreford for picking our first universal President,” MCC Chief Executive and Secretary, Guy Lavender said.