Sharad Pawar takes over as ICC president
Sharad Pawar on Thursday assumed office as President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at its annual conference at Singapore. Union agriculture Minister and former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India succeeded David Morgan after serving as the ICC Vice-President since 2008. He is only the second Indian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, to have become the highest executive of the world cricket body.
Soon after taking over as the seventh President of the ICC for a two-year term, Mr. Pawar said at a press conference here that he was “chosen” for this post during a “challenging” period.