Published: January 29, 2020 11:29:38 am
Former England opener Alastair Cook and ex-West Indies workforce supervisor Ricky Skerritt on Tuesday turned the brand new members of MCC’s World Cricket Committee.
Cook and Skerritt have accepted the Club’s invitation to be a part of the committee, which meets twice a 12 months to talk about a very powerful points in regards to the recreation and acts as an impartial voice in world cricket.
“I am thrilled that Sir Alastair and Ricky have both accepted our invitation to join the MCC World Cricket committee,” Mike Gatting, chairman of the MCC World Cricket Committee, stated.
“Alastair has loved an exquisite profession with England over a lot of years and with him nonetheless taking part in domestically, he can provide perception from a present gamers’ perspective, as nicely utilizing his undisputable worldwide expertise.
“We have been keen for some time to appoint a new representative from the West Indies and I am delighted that Ricky will be joining us. His knowledge of the game from a West Indian perspective will be invaluable, and his work outside of the sport will also be advantageous to the committee.”
Cook, England’s main Test Match run-scorer with 12,472 runs in his 161 matches, retired from the worldwide recreation in 2018, scoring a century in his ultimate Test towards India on the Oval.
He has since continued his home profession, serving to his county facet Essex to a second County Championship title in three years.
Skerritt, however, turned President of Cricket West Indies in March 2019, succeeding Dave Cameron who had held the publish for six years.
He is a former Minister of Tourism, International Transport, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Sport in his native Saint Kitts and Nevis, having held a number of portfolios within the nation’s ministry between 2004 and 2014.
His earlier involvement with Cricket West Indies was as its senior workforce supervisor, prior to his political profession.
Former West Indies bowler and present broadcaster Ian Bishop and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan have stood down from the committee.
The subsequent MCC World Cricket committee assembly is due to happen in Sri Lanka in March, timed to coincide with England’s two ICC World Test Championship matches, in addition to the MCC County Champion Match, which is able to happen between March 24 and 27 on the Galle International Stadium.