Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the President of the highly prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in England.
Kumar Sangakkara said: “I am thrilled to hold the prestigious position of MCC President and I look forward to working hard with the MCC to build on this incredible year of cricket. We have an opportunity to convert more supporters to the game we love and educate them about the fantastic work MCC does locally, nationally and globally for cricket and those communities.”
Sangakkara is the first non-British president of the historic club. Kumar is going to take the office for one year and his appointment was announced by the outgoing president Anthony Wreford, at the MCC Annual General Meeting at Lord’s in May this year.