Updated: 01/07/2012 23:08 | By pa.press.net

Isaac named ICC president



David Richardson is the ICC's new chief executive

David Richardson is the ICC's new chief executive

New Zealander Alan Isaac has been confirmed as the eighth president of the International Cricket Council.

Isaac succeeds Sharad Pawar and will serve a two-year term.

"When I look at the list of previous presidents, I am reminded of the importance of this office," he said. "In the midst of my pride at being chosen as president, I recognise that there is, of course, much hard work and much progress needed if we are to maintain the game's current healthy state."

Isaac continued: "I believe that the challenges ahead are no less daunting than those we have faced in the last two years if we are to maintain the vibrancy and viability of the three formats of the sport.

"I look forward to serving the game with honesty and integrity and to the best of my ability. I look forward to handing on the guardianship of the sport, with the game enjoying even greater health."

South African David Richardson was, as expected, named chief executive, following on from Haroon Lorgat.

Richardson, who played 42 Tests for the Proteas and has been the ICC's general manager-cricket for the last 10 years, said: "It is a real honour to be confirmed as the ICC chief executive and I want to pay tribute to Haroon Lorgat.

"I have learnt much in the last four years and I inherit a game in great health with much to be optimistic about. I look forward to building on that and tackling the challenges ahead."

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