Kumar Sangakkara to continue another term as MCC President

The interruption to the worldwide cricketing scene brought about by the flare-up of Covid-19 Coronavirus has driven the Committee to suggest that Kumar Sangakkara, who started his term of office as MCC President on 1 October 2019, be welcome to fill in as President of the Club until 30 September 2021.

Kumar Sangakkara to continue another term as President of MCC
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Kumar Sangakkara

The suggestion should be endorsed by the Club’s Members at the Annual General Meeting, which has been rescheduled to 24 June.

As is customarily the situation, the MCC President will name their replacement at the Club’s Annual General Meeting. Sangakkara’s replacement can hope to take up the post on 1 October 2021, again pending endorsement.

While Presidents of MCC just typically serve for a year time frame, it isn’t exceptional for longer terms to be acquainted with react to unprecedented conditions. During the First and Second World Wars, Lord Hawke (1914-18) and Stanley Christopherson (1939-45) served for longer periods.

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Previous Sri Lankan worldwide Sangakkara turned into the first non-British President in the historical backdrop of MCC when he was designated by active President Anthony Wreford a year ago.

Sangakkara was at that point intensely engaged with MCC and conveyed an amazing and noteworthy MCC Cowdrey Lecture in 2011. He was granted Honorary Life Membership of the Club in 2012 and joined MCC’s World Cricket council that year, and stays a functioning part.

In February 2020, he captained MCC on an original voyage through Pakistan – the Club’s first visit to the nation since 1973. The point of the visit was to urge universal groups to visit Pakistan by and by, following 10 years in which the nation was famished of worldwide cricket thus an assault focusing in the group transport of the Sri Lankan visit crew, who included Sangakkara among their number.

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