Flanagan is new chairman of ICC anti-corruption unit

Updated: 04 May 2010 16:45 IST

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, former UK police officer, has been appointed as the new chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

Dubai:

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, former UK police officer, has been appointed as the new chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

Flanagan will replace Lord Condon, who is retiring at the end of June 2010.

"Having been knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for his services to policing and enjoying a strong sporting background, Flanagan was identified by the ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and Lord Condon as an excellent candidate for the role," an ICC release said.

Until recently, Flanagan was the Home Office Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and was previously the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland since its creation in 2001 until 2002.

He is currently an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Police Force and is contributing to the security and safety plan for the Football Association's bid to host the FIFA World Cup in England.

Lorgat paid a tribute to Condon for his services and hailed the appointment of Flanagan.

"We are extremely grateful to Lord Condon firstly for serving our great sport with distinction and then, after a thorough search, helping to identify such an able and qualified successor. He has been an outstanding servant to cricket in setting up the ACSU and latterly serving as its chairman," Lorgat said.

"The job description dictates that anyone who takes the role has to be of international standing and experience. There is no doubt that Sir Ronnie fits that description. He served as a Chief Constable, he has advised governments around the world in policing techniques and has also been involved in sport," Lorgat added.

Looking back at his tenure with the ICC, Lord Condon was a satisfied man.

"I feel that my 10th year with the ICC is a fitting time to stand down especially as I have now completed the work of the task force set up to look into improving security after the attack in Lahore last March.

"I am proud of everything that we have achieved in the ACSU in the last 10 years and now I feel that Sir Ronnie will be able to continue and develop that work for the good of the game with the support of Ravi Sawani, General Manager of the ICC ACSU," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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