Former Australian coach Justin Langer will proceed to have an effect on world cricket after being picked to affix the MCC World Cricket committee.
Langer, who lately declared he didn’t suppose he would coach once more after an acrimonious finish to his tenure with Australia, was certainly one of three new officers to affix the committee. The others are ex-South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and former England girls’s captain Clare Connor.
They’re the primary new appointments since 2020 after Ricky Ponting, Tim Might and Brendon McCullum stepped down. Shane Warne was additionally a member of the committee earlier than his demise.
The committee was fashioned in 2006 and is a key advisory to the MCC, which stays the only custodian of the legal guidelines of the sport.
As a bunch, the committee has made suggestions which have resulted in modifications such because the introduction of day-night Take a look at cricket and the adoption of the choice overview system within the worldwide sport.
It has additionally helped result in guidelines round bat sizes and the usage of concussion subs in Take a look at cricket.
“We’re extraordinarily happy to have the ability to welcome Clare, Justin and Graeme to the World Cricket committee. It’s incredible information that they’ve accepted our invites,” MCC World Cricket committee chair, and former England captain, Mike Gatting mentioned.
“All three will carry completely different insights to the sport and their deep data from the elite stage will likely be vastly advantageous to the work of the committee.”
The committee’s subsequent assembly will likely be held at Worldwide Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai subsequent week.
Matters together with wealth distribution and taking part in schedules will likely be on the agenda.
The committee meets twice a yr and recommendation the MCC and ICC on potential modifications and enhancements to all types of cricket.