Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is expected to serve as the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for another year due to unprecedented times in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sangakkara, who became the first non-British president of the MCC last year, has been offered the extension tenure by the club as global cricket has come to an overwhelming halt. The tenure of the MCC president is normally only a year but it was extended to multiple terms in the past during the two World Wars.
Since 1821, there have 168 presidents of the MCC and Sangakkara is all set to become just the fourth person to serve two terms as the president of the guardian of the Laws of the game.
"The disruption to the global cricketing landscape caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 Coronavirus has led the Committee to recommend that Sangakkara, who began his term of office on 1 October 2019, be invited to serve as President of the Club until 30 September 2021," the MCC said in a release.