Martin-Jenkins to be new MCC President

Updated: 06 May 2010 18:12 IST

Christopher Martin-Jenkins has been appointed as the new president of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), it was announced on Wednesday.

Martin-Jenkins to be new MCC President

London:

Christopher Martin-Jenkins has been appointed as the new president of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), it was announced on Wednesday.

The journalist and BBC radio broadcaster will begin his one-year term on October 1 when he takes over from former Sussex captain and Old Etonian John Barclay.

"Christopher has a wealth of cricket knowledge and a very strong connection to the sport; quite simply, he loves the game," Barclay said in an MCC statement.

"Working within the world of cricket for over 40 years, he is, I believe, ideally placed to serve as MCC president. He could be described as the 'voice of cricket' - when CMJ appears on the radio, he makes you feel that all is right with the world."

Barclay added: "Following in the footsteps of former professionals such as Mike Brearley, Derek Underwood and myself, I think it's nice to have a bit of variety in the role."

During his career, Martin-Jenkins has been the cricket correspondent of the BBC and the Daily Telegraph and Times newspapers. He was also the editor of the Cricketer magazine.

By tradition, each president of MCC nominates his own successor.

Although it is more than 40 years since it ceased to run English cricket, MCC still has worldwide responsibility for the game's Laws or rules and it also owns Lord's, in north-west London, arguably cricket's most famous ground.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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