Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Thursday unanimously appointed chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee by the game’s governing body, replacing West Indies legend Clive Lloyd.
Kumble has been given a two-year term. The Cricket Committee meets twice a year. As chairman of the Cricket Committee, Kumble will also oversee the ICC Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP) fund of USD 12 million to help develop more competitive teams at the highest level by targeting the lower ranked Full Members and higher ranked Associate/Affiliate Members for assistance.
Kumble, 41, took 619 wickets in 132 Test and 337 wickets in 271 ODIs wickets during his illustrious 18-year international career. He is one of the two bowlers and the only Indian cricketer in the history of cricket to have taken all 10 wickets in a test innings, the other being Jim Laker of England.
Kumble has been appointed to the athlete’s commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2009. He was also chairman of the National Cricket Academy until 2011. He is presently the president of Karnataka State Cricket Association.