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Kumble to head ICC's cricket committee

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October 11, 2012

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Andrew Strauss and Anil Kumble have a chat during England's training session, Bangalore, February 26, 2011
Anil Kumble and Andrew Strauss would bring a contemporary perspective in the panel, says ICC president Alan Isaac © AFP
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Anil Kumble, the former India captain and legspinner, has been appointed chairman of the ICC cricket committee. He replaces Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain, who had headed it since 2008.

According to an ICC media release, Kumble's nomination was "unanimously" agreed by the ICC board at a meeting in Colombo earlier this week. Two members of the panel, former Australia captain Mark Taylor and ICC statistician Davin Kendix, got a one-year extension, while former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop voluntarily stepped down. Bishop nominated the recently retired England captain Andrew Strauss as his replacement, which was accepted by the ICC board.

ICC president Allan Isaac said he was confident Kumble would bring his extensive experience as a player and as an administrator to the ICC cricket panel. "In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator with Karnataka State Cricket Association," Isaac said. "I am sure that he will carry on Clive's good work and bring, like Andrew Strauss, contemporary thinking to the committee as both understand clearly the issues facing the modern game."

Under its ambit, the ICC cricket committee periodically recommends changes to the rules in the various formats of the game to make it more balanced and appealing. Earlier this year the committee had recommended that the number of bouncers permitted in an ODI over be increased to two, doing away with the bowling Powerplay and reducing the number of fielders permitted outside the 30-yard circle from five to four. All these changes were ratified by the ICC's chief executives committee in June.

For Kumble, this is another shot in the arm after the BCCI appointed him as the head of its technical committee after the board's AGM last month. Immediately after retiring from cricket, Kumble stepped into the administrator's shoes by effortlessly winning the elections in the Karnataka State Cricket Association, where he is the president. Kumble would be the second Indian to head the committee after Sunil Gavaskar.

The ICC Cricket Committee: Anil Kumble, Allan Isaac, Dave Richardson, Geoff Allardice, Andrew Strauss, Mark Taylor, Kumar Sangakkara, Tim May, Gary Kirsten, Clare Connor, David White, Trent Johnston, Ravi Shastri, Steve Davis, Ranjan Madugalle, David Kendix.

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Posted by vinvin2210 on (October 13, 2012, 21:03 GMT)

Good job!! Hope that he can juggle all the roles well..

Posted by Nampally on (October 13, 2012, 13:20 GMT)

@Cpl. Meanster: You are absolutely right. Many seem to think that India is bull dozing its way because of its sound financial status. They forget that Kumble was firstly a super cricketer - 619 wkts. in 131 test matches along with a century to boot . An excellent Captain who was not afraid to call spade a spade when he said "Only one team is playing in true spirit of the game" in the Sydney test match vs. Aussies, to counterAussies sledging, sportsmanship lapses & poor Umpiring decisions. Kumble is also one of the few crocketers with a professional Engineering degree. So he has leadership qualities + intelligence to match the job requirements. He richly deserves the job irrespective of his Indian origin. Surely Pakistan can put up their candidates ifthey think they are up to it. This committee also has some stalwarts like Strauss, Sanga, Kirsten to show its cumulative knowledge. Good Luck Anil Kumble. You more than deserve to lead this group.

Posted by Manoj_from_AUH on (October 13, 2012, 13:13 GMT)

Sanga is the only current played in this committee...... one day he will head the ICC i am pretty sure of that.... he has the talent for that.

Posted by piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on (October 12, 2012, 23:18 GMT)

@Syed_imran_abbas Yep. Let Salman Butt be the chairman, since he has a lot of "leadership" skills, you know . And, let's make Zaka Ashraf the next in line. There you go. Sounds better?

Posted by golgoal on (October 12, 2012, 23:15 GMT)

@Mus Tafa : I agree man. We should select Amir, Asif, and Butt to be chairman, vice-chairman and director of this committee. Sounds better??

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 21:20 GMT)

Good Job MATE..........best of luck for your future........u deserved that position.

Posted by Omarrz on (October 12, 2012, 20:38 GMT)

Now expect D/L system to be replaced by VJD method. Clive Loyd was the biggest obstacle. Now that he is gone and an Indian has taken over, expect this new method in upcoming matches. Hey btw, also say bye bye to UDRS, IPL to get a window in FTP etc etc

Posted by karthik.kallis on (October 12, 2012, 20:24 GMT)

Out of the list, how does Ravi Shastri fit the list? man you weed out these people if we need a good committee. Kumble is a good choice but i would love to see andy flower from zim and Inzy from pakistan over there. People through hard work and dedication and who brought lots of changes to their country all can be thought about for this commitee

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 18:20 GMT)

I will just say not good for Pakistan cricket, because you know :)

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (October 12, 2012, 18:05 GMT)

A lot of people here simply frustrated to see another Indian at the top level. What they tend to easily forget is that does their country have ANYONE of the quality and stature of Anil Kumble for the job ? The reply is obvious - a big fat NO !

Posted by zan_69 on (October 12, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

this is real disaster.not a good move at all:(

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

Befitting to the stature of the job, he will bring along with him sincerity, dedication, professionalism and his astute observation and deep experience of the game, on the similar lines with which he played the game. Wishing you all the very best.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 13:41 GMT)

disaster, another side effect of ruling cricket by India

Posted by ajikar on (October 12, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

Congrats Legend, You Rock ... Great, achievement ...

Posted by raghavan88 on (October 12, 2012, 12:47 GMT)

Superb.Jumbo can do a good job as the head of the cricket committee.

Posted by zan_69 on (October 12, 2012, 11:36 GMT)

sanga will be the best.once he retired :)

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 10:06 GMT)

Yahi Hai Right CHoice Baby Aahaaaa!

Posted by kc69 on (October 12, 2012, 9:57 GMT)

A gentle of the game who gets a deserving position.Hope to see Jumbo in better positions such as CEO or President of ICC/BCCI in future.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 9:53 GMT)

kachra selection no way who selected him

Posted by correctcall on (October 12, 2012, 9:45 GMT)

Good additions to the ICC Cricket Committee but it has no teeth as evidenced by the ICC Board not accepting the Committee's two previous recommendations to implement full DRS for International games between Full Member nations. The people who have the interests of the game at heart are overruled by the power politics that the the Wolfe report recommendations are designed to overcome. Perhaps Jumbo's word as a spinner may convince Srini that India will win more games under DRS than otherwise? Or is the power of the syndicates too strong?

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 9:34 GMT)

Both Anil and Strauss will do well

Posted by RaoSaridena on (October 12, 2012, 9:00 GMT)

Congrats Kumble! your are well deserved for this poistion

From Vishnu Saridena

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 8:50 GMT)

Best wishes sir :-):-):-)

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 8:30 GMT)

Most suitable man for this prestigious role. Please keep the spirit of Cricket alive across the world. Wish you all the best!!

Posted by VikksB on (October 12, 2012, 7:39 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 6:47 GMT)

@Karthikramnatarajan.. ya. but How come sangakkara?!.. He is not a captain anymore if am right!..

Posted by AndrewFromOz on (October 12, 2012, 6:42 GMT)

Kumble is an excellent choice for this important role

Posted by Mr.Iyer on (October 12, 2012, 6:35 GMT)

I am very proud that A first class Engineer and a world class bowler Jumbo who is from Karnataka, has been appointed as chair person of prestigious board called ICC. First of all I would like to congratulate him and hopefully there ll be no space for politics and influence in all the cricket teams. All the very best Anil.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

What a shame for ICC that no Pakistani is in there!

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 5:15 GMT)

Congrats Anil for well deserve appointment. You are man for the Job!

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (October 12, 2012, 4:41 GMT)

So much frustrated people here! You cannot find a more efficient but polite gentleman like Anil in the recent years. I still remember his words in the infamouse Sydney test - 'Only one team played in the game's spirit'. Those were the apt words in that situation in a professional manner. Thanks ICC for not choosing an arrogant player for this reputed post. Congrats Anil bhai.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 4:35 GMT)

Gr8 Achievement by gentleman of this game, congrates kumble, deserving candidate got the gud position,

Posted by veerakannadiga on (October 12, 2012, 4:30 GMT)

All the Best Anil. We are confident that what ever you do it will be in the best interests of all concerned. We kannadiagas are proud of you.God Bless You.from a loyal Dravid fan.

Posted by anver777 on (October 12, 2012, 4:06 GMT)

Right man at the right place.... All the best to Kumble for his new role in ICC !!!!

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 4:01 GMT)

Why not Sourav Ganguly?.

Posted by BoseDeeKay on (October 12, 2012, 3:33 GMT)

Good choice on Kumble and the rest of the panel! The only wrong 'un in the entire committee is Ravi Shashtri. I personally do not understand on what grounds was he chosen/selected or elected (by who?).

Posted by mumerashfaq on (October 12, 2012, 3:23 GMT)

I wonder what is Steve Davies doing there!!!!! Clearly there should have been an experienced umpire like Aleem Dar, Billy Bowden or Asad Rauf. or at least present ICC umpire of the year Dharmesena.

Posted by timohyj on (October 12, 2012, 3:16 GMT)

fr600, please give some specifics on who they could have found who is much better

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (October 12, 2012, 3:14 GMT)

Congratulations Anil... You made entire South Asians proud! Wish you all the best - From Sri Lanka.

Posted by Farce-Follower on (October 12, 2012, 3:07 GMT)

Instead of Shastri, they could have nominated a Pakistani in the panel. Shastri adds little value, other than echoing BCCI sentiments. He is very regressive in his thoughts.

Posted by solankibhavesh on (October 12, 2012, 2:09 GMT)

Congratulation to Anil Kumble and Indian cricket. Now the ours time will start with Anil kumble Appointment bec than he knows better than non asian person about asian cricket so best of luck and I wish Anil Kumble do good for sub continent cricket

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 1:29 GMT)

BCCI gaining control of ICC? Not good for cricket I presume. Every member country should have equal representation !

BCCI is becoming like a Monarchy in cricket !

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 1:27 GMT)

Great to see fans from all over gathering to congratulate Anil due to his achievement and polite personality.

Posted by Natx on (October 12, 2012, 1:25 GMT)

Congrats Anil and Straussy. @Roosnam - a good list but by naming Shoaib Akthar as intelligent you've brought disgrace to other decent guys on that list :-)

Posted by fr600 on (October 12, 2012, 1:09 GMT)

ICC could have easily found someone so much better.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 0:48 GMT)

Great selection of ICC.. Great player.. Great administrator... Great man got the great job for the great game of Cricket...

Posted by Ra_Thore on (October 11, 2012, 23:58 GMT)

Roosnam, the only sensible Pakistani to handle this role is Akram, but his recent contracts with T-20 cricket (as a coach, commentator, mentor...etc) are prob. earning him a fortune so why let go!!!I am sure there must be rules of independence as per ICC, such as not allowing coaching and being part of the ICC Committe at the same time.

Posted by Chris_P on (October 11, 2012, 22:17 GMT)

A top choice. Well done Anil, keep it going.

Posted by ROOSNAM on (October 11, 2012, 20:56 GMT)

i don,t understand why there is no pakistani former cricket in this panel, there are many greats and intelligent mind persons which are sincere too like waseem akram,javed miandad,zaheer abbas,rameez raja,SHOIAB AKHTER AND MANY MORE....... i think its not right for cricketing world to ignore them..... MANSOOR RAFIQUE

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 19:33 GMT)

All best Anil Kumble , add too much technology would make cricket regid , hope acceptable rules and law of the game are welcomed by all ..

Posted by ibbani on (October 11, 2012, 19:19 GMT)

well done Tenwick. You are a gem of Indian cricket. you are veerakannadiga

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 19:11 GMT)

That is a good sign i hope he will bring better things for subcontinent cricket. Specially to Pak.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 19:02 GMT)

This committee needs people like Ian Chappell, and i wonder what is the need of having people like shastri in this committee.

Posted by soumyas on (October 11, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

the way Kumble handled bajji controversy diplomatically in australia earned him this Role, all the best kumble. u r a true gentleman of cricket.

Posted by PakoP on (October 11, 2012, 18:43 GMT)

Good Luck, Pakistan supports you too bud.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 18:37 GMT)

a proud moment for bcci indeed

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 18:29 GMT)

I know you can't please everyone,but with no one from west indies cricket left on the panel(as far as i can see) Bishop could have recomended a fellow west indian.or maybe something is going on??

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 18:28 GMT)

He is such a sincere person , hopes he bring about the change so that cricket becomes more joyful

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 18:12 GMT)

Congratulations Anil bhai! Well deserved. I think since Kapil Dev is not being considered, you were the only person best fit for this job. Please bring UDRS in place and don't listen to Ravi much..he talks crap confidently :P

Ravi Bhai! just kidding :D

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on (October 11, 2012, 18:06 GMT)

Absolutely fantastic development. Kumble FTW!

Posted by StatisticsRocks on (October 11, 2012, 18:04 GMT)

Congrats JUMBO A very well deserving position for not only a great criketer but also an intelligent one. It's fair that our Pakistani friends are crying foul but why vent it against India. There are only 2 Indians in this committee and as many or more from Australia, SA, ENG...U gus are ok with so many Australians/English cricketers but nor Indian cricketers.

Posted by rajithwijepura on (October 11, 2012, 17:50 GMT)

Kumar Sangakkara is the only member still playing international cricket. That proves his knowledge in the game of cricket. SANGA.. Best Cricketer in the world

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 17:41 GMT)

Would love to see someone like Dravid run the ICC in the future.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 17:26 GMT)

congrjulations anil. all the very best for your new role.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 17:25 GMT)

Perfect man for this job!!!! Congratulations Jumbo.

Posted by amemberoftheelect23 on (October 11, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

Two West Indian no longer on the committee...none left

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 16:54 GMT)

Best man for this job! Anil deserves it with outstanding conduct and knowledge of the game...

Cheers from Pakistan

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

Congratulations Jumbo. There is no better guy than Anil to honour this position. Take a tough call on URDS Anil. Once again congratulations and Wish you All the best..!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

our great spinner deserved it....those were days nothing can replace Dada's team

Posted by inswing on (October 11, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

Kumble, put UPDRS in place.

Posted by 2.14istherunrate on (October 11, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

This should serve as a cautionary tale to all internatiional players, who think of retiring too young. They might end up on an ICC committee-surely a fate worse than death. Still I suppose one can be grateful of one thing and that is the knowledge that people who have played the game are actually part of the ICC. It is not always clear.I was always under a different impression, and one backed up by many of its decisions,such as reducing the number of Test matches played.The plethora of short series is a serious matter which needs proper attention. Why did E play only 3 tests v SA for instance???

Posted by venkatesh018 on (October 11, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

abbamma, Shastri is the BCCI man in the panel, whatever that means...

Posted by balgatesss on (October 11, 2012, 15:51 GMT)

@abbama..1000 likes for you comment

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Finally a bowler heading the committee, hope he can help the game be more balanced between the bat and the ball.

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (October 11, 2012, 15:23 GMT)

Everything goes to india. ICC should change its name to BCCI. God bless cricket.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 15:12 GMT)

Congratulations to Anil kumble . I hope he will do good job. In world 20/20 tournament you need to keep reserve day.if there is rain team can play next day. Even in 50 over world cup also we need reserve day . Good luck Anil .

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

this is not fairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by karthikramnatarajan on (October 11, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

@Barath Narayanan: The team consists of retired players, plus one representative of all present captains (Sangakara) and one representative of all coaches (Kirsten). Please Post.

Posted by cricketeria on (October 11, 2012, 14:17 GMT)

exactly zero Pakistanis on this committee. No argument with Kumble, he'll be a fine administrator, but I wish there was some Pakistani representation here as well.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 14:09 GMT)

is it TRENT JOHNSTON......bowler from Ireland....hahah

Posted by abbamaa on (October 11, 2012, 13:54 GMT)

I don,t understand the logic behind keeping Shastri in this panel.

Posted by ProdigyA on (October 11, 2012, 13:51 GMT)

There is no doubt about his credentials and ability that he will do an excellent but the only issue is, i hope he is not too burdened with so many key positions he holds currently. Congratulations to Anil and all the best.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

God bless ICC and DRS too

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:41 GMT)

what can i say ,, ...... After his stint in the KCA, we know he is capable. Hope he brings good and effective reforms to the game ........... HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:29 GMT)

Many Congrates to Kumble for this New designation...One of My Fevrit player in the Recent Past..and his personality suites this sort of Designation..Love from Pakistan :)

Posted by Smithie on (October 11, 2012, 13:17 GMT)

@sinhaya - totally agree but can Jumbo bring Srinivasan, SRT and Dhoni into the 21st century on DRS? This farce of different playing conditions for India has gone on for too long and is against the broad interests of the game.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:17 GMT)

I m expecting SENSE from Kumble All the best.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:17 GMT)


Posted by king_lion on (October 11, 2012, 13:13 GMT)

some people misunderstood Kumble by assuming that he will favor India or BCCI. Kumble is the man who would never do wrong to cricket. forget favoring, he will never even utter biased views. ICC knows this best. i hope he can work on DRS to make it acceptable to BCCI. as someone rightly suggested he should be the chairman of ICC in future. good luck jumbo.

Posted by Nampally on (October 11, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

Richly deserved appointment Mr. Kumble, Congrats. Unlike most other committees, this is not toothless one & several big names like Strauss, Kirsten, Sanga are contributing members. I am sure there will be several essential changes that will be implemented including the UDRS after making the technology reliable. Kumble being an Engineer should lead this effort. The biggest single dissentful item in cricket are the LBW & close in catches where bat-pad come into play. Also implementing UDRS uniformly in all matches will need this degree of reliability. Lot of ODI & T 20 rules need review/revisions - being the new formats.In the 5 day Test format there must be a ruling which avoids Drawn games. It does not make any sense in playing the match for 5 days with no result to show at the end of the Match - Only format with Drawn games.Either the scoring rate, total number of wickets taken or the total number of runs scored collectively or singly, should decide the winner. Good Luck Anil Kumble!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

Now what logic is this!.. Can someone please explain me why kumar sangakkara is in the committee!?..

Isnt it supposed to be only for retired players!? :-O

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

why we can't see any Pakistani on important seats?

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:48 GMT)

Exactly the right selection. We can expect various technical advantages from Kumble. All the very best to AK.

Posted by cricraz on (October 11, 2012, 12:39 GMT)

I hope Kumble recommends it is ok to prepare turning tracks. When the Aussies, English prepare green track and subcontinental players fail, everyone wants to point out to their deficiencies in playing fast bowling. These tracks have bounce and seam from day one. When turning tracks are prepared for either ODI or Tests or even T20, the ICC immediately pulls up the subcontinental countries for "underpreparing" wicket. Why not point to the batsman's deficiencies in playing on these tracks? We are full of praise for the fast bowlers to be able to generate bounce and swing on " prepared green tracks" but dismiss the spinners because they received help from underprepared tracks. This policy needs to be abolished as the system is outdated and favors the English, Aussies and Proteas.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

When I see Sangakkara too here, I feel he is a "brilliant man" otherwise he wont be selected to this committee. In fact, he is the only playing cricketer in the committee. Congratulations to this young man !

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

Congrats Sir... I am sure you will do justice to this position

Posted by torsha on (October 11, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

Congrats Anil and Andrew!!

Posted by IndianInnerEdge on (October 11, 2012, 12:33 GMT)

Gr8 going Anil and Strauss, am sure they will bring the same dedication,dignity and honesty to their new role....may be the ICC needed newer and contemporary people like him and Strauss-commendable that these gentlemen instead of retiring and putting their feet up have decided to work towards the betterment of the game.....on a side note i hope someone looks at the riduculous event in which the batsmen can run after a direct hit on the stumps and the ball runs to where there are no fielders, thisis absolute pathetic and i quite cannot understand why the fielding side should be penalised for an absolute terrific fielding effort and accurate throwing....once the stumps are hit directly by a throw from the outfield, thatz it...the ball is dead....hope someone somewhere looks at this....!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT)

Indiaaaaaaa powerrrrrrrr !!

Posted by MiddlePeg on (October 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT)

Congratulations Strauss for your appointment to the committee. Who is the other bloke?

Posted by A_cricketlover_from_Pakistan on (October 11, 2012, 12:03 GMT)

Why not a single Pakistani in this elite panel ??

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 12:02 GMT)

More you pay... more you get.

Posted by himohan007 on (October 11, 2012, 11:55 GMT)

Congrats JUMBO bro. @ Xain Khan I think he will be head of the committee that World XI of the year, Best player of the year. Because previously Clive loyed was doing that job

Posted by Proteas4ever on (October 11, 2012, 11:47 GMT)

Congrats Anil on becoming a part of ICC.My only one request is to bring back ODI tri series/quandragular series to lit up the entertainment and make it more exiting.

Posted by sfhr on (October 11, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

Congrats to Kumble and Strauss, but why isn't there any representation from Bangladesh, Windies or Pakistan. Are their greats not good enough !!!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 11:38 GMT)

Please please , anyone change D/L method.

Posted by mr_king on (October 11, 2012, 11:33 GMT)

Well deserved Kumble! I believe your attitude pays. All the best in your new role!

Posted by Asif_Iqbal on (October 11, 2012, 11:26 GMT)

more than one from other board in the commitee but no one from PAK

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 11:23 GMT)

Does this exemplify the beginning of BCCI dominance in ICC?

Posted by Asif_Iqbal on (October 11, 2012, 11:22 GMT)

As soon as he ritired he join ICC as an official 1st in Anti Drug commitie now head of ICC cricket commite this is the power of INDIAN BOARD while many other better player retirer before,after and with him LETS HOPE FOR BETTER

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

Well done Anil Kumble and Andrew Strauss. Cricket is the winner!

Posted by kirihuna on (October 11, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

Bad news.. Cricket is over..

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

i m surprised that not a single pakistani representative in this panel

Posted by 200ondebut on (October 11, 2012, 11:16 GMT)

Just seems like jobs for the boys if you ask me! The ICC would do well to extend the gene pool from beyond cricket to ensure that decisions are taken for the good of the game from a spectator sport perspective - and not just from a players perspective.

Posted by PerfectTen on (October 11, 2012, 11:12 GMT)

I'm not sure what roles and responsibilities this committee is entrusted with. Whatever they are currently, a guy like Anil Kumble will ensure substantial enrichment before he hands it over to the next one and would have real positive impact on the game. ICC needs to bring in a lot of changes to the way the game is played at all levels and Kumble with his statesmanship can overcome the obvious hurdles of racism, financial status of individual boards etc. All the very best Team Kumble!

Posted by Baber_Baloch on (October 11, 2012, 11:12 GMT)

Money makes the Mare go.....ICC also love money...SO can understand

Posted by marlonsamuels on (October 11, 2012, 11:08 GMT)

Congrats Kumble the fighter! I feel Anil Kumble and Dada are the best people to administer world cricket and currently team India truely need their experience.

Posted by Dheeraj_Shetty on (October 11, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

congrats jumbo, best choice

Posted by doubtingthomas on (October 11, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

What's Ravi Shastri doing in ICC Cricket Committee? I reckon he is a spying for BCCI. Hail Shastri, the private detective ! :D

Posted by davidlister on (October 11, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

Prediction- should Andrew Strauss wish to make it his career, he will go on to head up world cricket.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:59 GMT)

whats this designation mean ? anyone know ?? tell me =)

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:55 GMT)

Congratss to Anil Kumble.. All the best Kumble !

Posted by ravikb on (October 11, 2012, 10:51 GMT)

Kumble being a bowler during his playing days, I hope he will bring in few changes which make cricket an even game unlike now where it is purely batsmen's game. The changes I would like to see are 1. Unlimited no. of bouncers per over even in ODI and T20 cricket. If they are above head height, then they can be called wide as it is now. 2. Pushing boundary rope further long. These days even mishits are going for six. That will not be the case if the boundary rope is pushed further. 3. Cut the no. of matches in T20 leagues across the world. 50-60 matches in one year's IPL is just too long! 4. Have a proper FTP. All the full member teams should play against each other twice (home and away) in four years in test matches. 5. Allow associate teams play against full member teams in ODIs. Give them atleast 6-8 matches against top teams per year. 6. Bring back tri-series', quadrangular-series', etc instead of these meaningless bilateral series'.

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (October 11, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

He's a good sensible guy. I would like him to govern the ICC in the interests of world cricket. What is best for cricket.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:46 GMT)

Congratulations to Anil he is a very good man. However we as neutral cricket lover don't want to see ICCs decisions being biased by indian presence as India is already a big powerhouse and influential in ICC decisions.

Posted by aby_prasad on (October 11, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

kumble? thts a surprise. whoever it is, hope that person brings about some good changes to strengthen modern day fast bowlers. fed up of all the spin and batsman friendly methods used around the world. but above all, i pray that india has more mohali pitches to create a splendid balance between spin , batting ptches and pure fast bowling pitch!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:31 GMT)

" JUMBO " in the action again its nice to hear, he is a gre8 player with humble nature wish him best luck.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:26 GMT)

Great News for Indian cricket....What a gem Karnataka cricket has produced..Am sure he will rock in his new role as Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee..He has a been a great administrator as KSCA president & also he has recently being made the head of the technical committee as well.All the best JUMBO we are proud of you...

Posted by Sinhaya on (October 11, 2012, 10:20 GMT)

Congratulations Kumble! You are one of my former favorite Indian cricketers and good luck with the job. But I hope you can pressure the BCCI to embrace DRS.

Posted by --.-- on (October 11, 2012, 10:19 GMT)

Congrats Kumble for this new post.

Posted by u.t.k.a.l on (October 11, 2012, 10:18 GMT)

Congratulations JUMBO .... make us proud by implementing ur administrative skills... wish U the best :)

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:18 GMT)

The Best Choice, the perfect man for the job. One who shouldered the Indian bowling attack beyond all his records the entire fraternity will accept for his honesty and never die attitude and his in-depth knowledge of the game.We all know his Test and one records sis short stint in IPL T20 as a player and administrator will help the game to grow in all the three formats.The jewel of India is shining in the ICC.... sure he will make the game shine...

Posted by Amit-Som on (October 11, 2012, 10:17 GMT)

Great happy for you Jumbo!

Posted by Rajesh_india_1990 on (October 11, 2012, 10:15 GMT)

INDIA rules!!!!INDIA rules!!!!INDIA rules!!!!INDIA rules!!!!INDIA rules!!!!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:13 GMT)

Right man for right job... All the best Anil.. I am sure u will make Kannadigas and Indians Proud

Posted by colombo_SL on (October 11, 2012, 10:10 GMT)

Congratulation Mr. Anil Kumble. Hope you can help the betterment of the cricket as Mr. Clive Lloyd did. I feel you have this ability. You was a good cricketer, i really like!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:07 GMT)

Hopefully It will bring some positive things for cricket. All the best to new Technical committee.

Posted by rtom on (October 11, 2012, 10:03 GMT)

good move by ICC to bring in fresh faces like Anil and Strauss !! I am waiting for Dravid to participate in the ICC :).. that will be for sure a new begining of ICC !

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 10:01 GMT)

It is the privilege of ICC to have Kumble as its chairperson. The governance can only improve and the game would be benefitted by his appointment.

Posted by super sixers on (October 11, 2012, 9:58 GMT)

congrats jumbo. we have confident that you can bring wonder's in world cricket

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 9:55 GMT)

Congrats to the 2nd Indian heading the ICC... :-)

Posted by Naresh28 on (October 11, 2012, 9:52 GMT)


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Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 9:48 GMT)

Congrats Jumbo... ICC has done a right decision in picking Anil. Kumble being well educated, also worked for KSCA, immense experience both in and off the field.

Posted by Ramkavi on (October 11, 2012, 9:45 GMT)

Very proud and wish him all success..

Posted by jonesy2 on (October 11, 2012, 9:42 GMT)

strauss will be better in this position than he was a cricketer i reckon, good appointment, its in good hands with tubby, kumble and strauss

Posted by RAMBO_RAM on (October 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT)

Awesome!! great news. He deserves this!

Posted by satish619chandar on (October 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT)

Kumble is okay. He is a administrator of KSCA and had held positions in NCA and some good roles with BCCI. Though Strauss is a good spokesperson, i am not sure on what basis Strauss is inducted that too at such a speed after his retirement. Could have done away with someone else.

Posted by Pacelikefire_Samrat on (October 11, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

Congrats Anil.First Dravid nominated to head NCA and now Kumble to head the ICC Cricket committee.They will bring the same grace to the posts as they did to the game in their playing days.All the best for the job ahead.

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 9:38 GMT)

congratulation.. you are the right person to handle it.

Posted by AniCric123 on (October 11, 2012, 9:37 GMT)

Best of Luck Jumbo! I am sure you will succeed as always!!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

Jumbo - All the best for you new responsibility :)

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