Lord MacLaurin named next MCC president

| Updated: May 04, 2017 17:41 IST

Melbourne [Australia], May 4 (ANI): Former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) boss Lord MacLaurin is all set to make a return to the sport when he succeeds Matthew Fleming as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Honoured to be part of one of the finest cricket club in the world, MacLaurin said that he is looking forward to help the excellent team at MCC continue all the good work. "It is one of the greatest honours in cricket to be invited to be the President of the finest cricket club in the world and I am thankful to Matthew Fleming for asking me to succeed him," ESPNcricinfo quoted MacLaurin as saying. "I have been a member of MCC for over 50 years, and I take great pride in seeing how the club has blossomed over that period - not only with the development of this iconic ground but also with all of the work done to promote the game for men and women, boys and girls, around the world. I very much look forward to my year in office and hope to help the excellent team at MCC continue all this good work," he added. MacLaurin, who chaired the ECB from 1997 to 2002, has also served as chairman and chief executive of Tesco and chairman of Vodafone. Meanwhile, Fleming, whose nomination of MacLaurin came at MCC's Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this week, said that his successor is "uniquely qualified" for a role that will begin on October 1.(ANI)