Sri Lankan great, Kumar Sangakkara has been announced as the first non-British President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
According to details, his tenure will run from October 2019 to September 2020. “It is a huge honour to be named the next President of MCC and it is a role that I am thoroughly looking forward to,” said Sangakkara.
In 2012, Sangakkara was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the club, and, in the same year, he joined MCC’s World Cricket committee and remains an active member.
During his playing career, Sangakkara scored 12,400 Test runs, more than 14,000 one-day international runs and almost 1,400 T20 runs for Sri Lanka.