The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced on Monday that the former Sri Lankan captain and batting legend, Kumar Sangakkara, would become the new chair of their World Cricket Committee. They also mentioned that the former Hampshire captain-turned-broadcaster, Mark Nicholas, would be taking over as the new president of the club.

Sangakkara, who had served as the President of the MCC since 2021, will now be replacing the former English captain, Mike Gatting, who served for six years in the role of Chair of the World Cricket Committee, which also comprises other iconic cricketers like Sourav Ganguly, Heather Knight, Justin Langer, Eoin Morgan, and Graeme Smith.

Widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest players, Sangakkara is Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter in Tests with 12,400 runs from 134 matches and has also made 14,234 runs in 404 ODIs, apart from winning the 2014 Men’s T20 World Cup. After retiring from international cricket in 2015, Sangakkara has done commentary work, apart from being the director of cricket and head coach at IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. Foreign Media