Kumar Sangakkara yet again manages to grab the headlines of our website with another spectacular feat. He has been named as the newest member of the Marylebone Cricket Club World Cricket Committee (MCC WCC). Aged 34, he becomes the youngest member ever and the second Sri Lankan to be in this prominent and prestigious committee.

Sangakkara is currently ranked the no.1 Test Batsman in ICC Rankings and is a highly regarded personality by the international cricket community. The Chairman of WCC, Mike Brearley has invited him to become a member of their committee to which he has accepted the offer.

Sangakkara’s comments regarding the membership:

“When Mike Brearley invited me to join the MCC World Cricket Committee he explained exactly what the role of the committee is, and how they would like me to be involved, it was an instant ‘yes’ from my part. It is a great initiative, and there are some fantastic people already on the committee that can positively influence the very life and spirit of cricket going forward.”

The WCC was created in 2006 and consists mainly of retired international players and umpires, acting as a supporting board to the ICC and the member countries. Its function is to debate cricket matters and take steps to protect the spirit of cricket.

 

Current members of the MCC World Cricket Committee:

Mike Brearley (Chairman) Mike Atherton Steve Waugh
Geoffrey Boycott Steve Bucknor Martin Crowe
Tony Dodemaide Rahul Dravid Andy Flower
Mike Gatting Majid Khan Anil Kumble
Shaun Pollock Barry Richards Dave Richardson
Alec Stewart Michael Tissera Courtney Walsh

After the conclusion of the current Test Series, Kumar Sangakkara is to join the committee for its next meeting on 8th and 9th January 2012 in Cape Town. Hats off to another phenomenal achievement by this prolific son of Trinity, and ever-loyal patriotic Sri Lankan. We, as always, will be proud and forever grateful towards this legendary sportsman.

 

Article Written By Yashwanth Dahanayake

Sources : Marylebone Cricket Club

 

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