Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
The 41-year-old is already an honorary life member of the MCC having sat on its world cricket committee for the last seven years.
Sangakkara, the former left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, will begin his one-year tenure on October 1, having been nominated for the role by the incumbent Anthony Wreford.
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The former Surrey star will join an illustrious list of MCC presidents and admits it is a huge honour to be given the opportunity.
In a statement he said: “It is a huge honour to be named the next president of MCC and it is a role that I am thoroughly looking forward to. “For me, MCC is the greatest cricket club in the world, with its global reach and continued progress for cricket on and off the pitch. I am thrilled I am going to be able to play a part in supporting its future.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.