Former West Indies cricket captain Clive Lloyd will no longer sit as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket committee.
The cricket legend, who had been head of the committee since 2008, has been replaced by the former India captain and leg spinner Anil Kumble.
Lloyd is chairman of the government-appointed Interim Management Committee (IMC) in his native Guyana.
Earlier this year, the ICC board condemned the government’s interference in the functioning of cricket in Guyana, reiterating its stand that governments should have no involvement in the running of cricket in any country.
The government has dissolved the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), replacing it with the IMC, but the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has refused to acknowledge the IMC and says the only authority it would recognize was the GCB.
A release from the ICC yesterday said Kumble’s nomination was “unanimously” agreed on by the ICC board at a meeting in Colombo earlier this week. (CMC/EZS)