New Zealand’s Greg Barclay has been elected new independent president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after a second ballot.
Barclay defeated Imran Khwaja in the second round of voting to become the new ICC president.
With 11 out of 16 votes cast, Barclay was elected president.
In the first round, Barclay got 10 votes and Khwaja got 6 votes. Two-thirds of the votes are needed to be elected president.
Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, has been a director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012 and is currently NZC’s representative on the board of the International Cricket Council. He will step down from his post at the NZC to lead the ICC in an independent capacity.
Commenting on his nomination, Greg Barclay said: “It is an honor to be elected President of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their support. I hope we can unite to lead the sport and come out of the global pandemic in a strong position and ready to grow.
Former ICC President Shashank Manohar resigned earlier this year on July.
After Manohar’s tenure, the ICC appointed Khwaja as interim chairman.