Lorgat appointed ICC's chief executive

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/i/icccricket.jpg' class='caption'> Haroon Lorgat will become ICC's third CEO after Malcolm Speed steps down from the post in July.

Updated: April 15, 2008 12:24 IST
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South African Haroon Lorgat was on Friday appointed Chief Executive Officer of International Cricket Council.

Lorgat's appointment was confirmed by the ICC Board following a meeting between him and ICC President-elect David Morgan in Pretoria on Wednesday.

After that meeting, the Recruitment Committee comprising ICC President Ray Mali, Morgan, ICC Vice-President Sharad Pawar and ICC Director Creagh O'Connor agreed to Lorgat's appointment and made the recommendation to the ICC Board, an ICC statement said.

Announcing Lorgat's appointment, Mali said, "I am delighted Haroon will assume the role of the next ICC CEO. He is a great team player ... he will do an outstanding job."

President-elect David Morgan expressed his delight on Lorgat accepting the ICC CEO's job.

"I am absolutely delighted Haroon has accepted our offer to become ICC Chief Executive Officer," Morgan said.

"His skill-set is ideal: he brings experience from the corporate world, has played the game to a high level, has already served as a cricket administrator and been chairman of selectors for South Africa, a position he held as recently as last year."

Lorgat, who will become only the third CEO in the ICC's 99-year history, will take over from the incumbent CEO Malcolm Speed, following the ICC Annual Conference between June 29 and July 4.

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