Former England captain Clare Connor, the general manager of the England and Wales cricket team, becomes the first female president in the club’s 234-year history after taking over from Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara. Conor was named an honorary life member of MCC in 2009.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the world’s most active cricket club, has appointed Clare Connor as their new president. The former England captain becomes the first female chairman in the club’s 234-year history when she takes over from former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
Connor’s nomination was announced by former MCC president Kumar Sangakkara at the 2020 annual general meeting. Earlier, Sangakkara’s term was extended to two years due to Covid-19. Sangakkara became MCC’s first non-UK president when he took office on October 1, 2019.
Connor, currently Managing Director of Women’s Cricket at the ECB, was named an Honorary Life Member of MCC in 2009.
On her appointment, Connor said she is grateful to Kumar Sangakkara for his trust in her.
“I am truly honored to be MCC president and would like to thank Kumar Sangakkara for trusting me to fulfill this hugely important role for the good of the sport I have loved all my life,” Connor said in an official statement. release by My Client Center
Clare Connor will begin her duties as the new MCC president on Friday, October 1. Connor stated that she is hopeful to invest her experience in the well-being of MCC.
“I will try to support, influence and work with the club’s leadership and committees over the next 12 months from my range of dressing room and boardroom experiences. I am really looking forward to being a part of the MCC team,” he said. connor.
Connor made her England debut in 1995 and took over the captaincy in 2000 before retiring in 2006. The former England captain scored 1,604 runs and took 104 wickets from 111 matches in international cricket.
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