MCC to prolong the term of President Sangakkara during the Covid-19 Crisis
Legendary Sri Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara would be given a one-year extension as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club in the “extraordinary conditions” arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the MCC said on Wednesday. Sangakkara became the first non-British member of the MCC, the protector of cricket rules, when he assumed office in October last year.
The damage created by the epidemic led the MCC Committee to recommend a resolution to the 42-year-old to extend until September 30, 2021, expected to be accepted at its annual general meeting on June 24.
“Whilst Presidents of MCC only normally serve for a twelve-month period, it is not unprecedented for longer terms to be introduced to respond to extraordinary circumstances,” MCC said in a statement, citing the stints of Lord Hawke (1914-18) and Stanley Christopherson (1939-45).