Dravid Made ICC Cricket Committee Member, Kumble Retained as Head

Anil Kumble was re-appointed as ICC Cricket Committee chairman and Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.

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File photo of Rahul Dravid. (Photo: Reuters)

Former India captain Anil Kumble was re-appointed as the ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time teammate and batting legend Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.

Kumble, the all-time highest wicket-taker for India, was appointed as the chairman for his first term in 2012 and will now continue to head the panel until 2018.

Meanwhile, former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the panel.

Dravid and Jayawardene have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each of them have been appointed for a three-year term.

They will attend their first meeting at Lord’s on May 31 and June 1, three weeks before the ICC Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, the ICC said in a statement.

Dravid has been elected by the current Test captains as a current player representative, replacing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who completed his final three-year term.

Jayawardene has been appointed as a past player representative and takes over from former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who has also completed his final three-year term.

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