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Kumar Sangakkara Nominated as the MCC's first non-British president

Kumar Sangakkara, the previous Sri Lanka wicket keeper and captain , has been declared as the first non-British President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), and will take up his one-year post on October 1, 2019.

Kumar Sangakkara Nominated as the MCC's first non-British president
Kumar Sangakkara Nominated as the MCC's first non-British president

Sangakkara's assignment was declared by the present President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC Annual General Meeting at Lord's on Wednesday.

"It is a gigantic respect to be named the following President of MCC and it is a job that I am altogether anticipating," Sangakkara said. "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. The year 2020 will be one more critical one in cricket, particularly at Lord's, and I am excited that I will almost certainly have an impact in supporting its future as President of MCC."

Sangakkara is now intensely included with the club, having conveyed an amazing and noteworthy MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture in 2011, in which he addressed the power and significance of cricket in mending the injuries of common war in his local Sri Lanka, and described his experience of the Lahore dread assault in 2009.

Kumar Sangakkara Nominated as the MCC's first non-British president
Kumar Sangakkara Nominated as the MCC's first non-British president

In 2012, he was granted Honorary Life Membership of the club, and, around the same time, he joined MCC's World Cricket board of trustees and remains a functioning part.

His associations with MCC return far: he played against the Club in 2002, opening the batting for the visiting Sri Lankans in a top notch coordinate at Queen's Park, Chesterfield. He additionally played for MCC against an International XI at Lord's in the 2005 Tsunami Relief Match. Continues from that coordinate were utilized by the Foundation of Goodness to set up the MCC Center of Excellence at Seenigama in Sri Lanka.

Sangakkara shows up twice on the Honors Boards at Lord's, having scored 147 in the drawn Test against England in 2014, and 112 in their ODI triumph on a similar visit, an accomplishment that earned him one of the debut placings on the new restricted overs sheets that was divulged not long ago.

Sangakkara's time of office will start on October 1, 2019 and will finish up on September 30, 2020. His residency will envelop two England Tests against West Indies and Pakistan, and the dispatch of The Hundred challenge.

Wreford stated: "As MCC hopes to expand both our viewpoints and worldwide notoriety, I'm pleased that Kumar has acknowledged the welcome, which he did in January this year, to be the following President of MCC.

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