ICC news October 11, 2012

Kumble to head ICC's cricket committee

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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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  • vinvin2210 on October 13, 2012, 21:03 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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??

  • on October 12, 2012, 21:20 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • on October 12, 2012, 18:20 GMT

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

  • 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 !

  • vinvin2210 on October 13, 2012, 21:03 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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??

  • on October 12, 2012, 21:20 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • on October 12, 2012, 18:20 GMT

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

  • 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 !

  • zan_69 on October 12, 2012, 14:42 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • on October 12, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    disaster, another side effect of ruling cricket by India

  • ajikar on October 12, 2012, 13:07 GMT

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

  • raghavan88 on October 12, 2012, 12:47 GMT

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

  • zan_69 on October 12, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    sanga will be the best.once he retired :)

  • on October 12, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Yahi Hai Right CHoice Baby Aahaaaa!

  • 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.

  • on October 12, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    kachra selection no way who selected him

  • 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?

  • on October 12, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    Both Anil and Strauss will do well

  • RaoSaridena on October 12, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    Congrats Kumble! your are well deserved for this poistion

    From Vishnu Saridena

  • on October 12, 2012, 8:50 GMT

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

  • 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!!

  • VikksB on October 12, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    RIGHT MAN AT RIGHT PLACE !! YO YO ANIL KUMBLE!! MAKE A SET OF INTERESTING SERIES, SO THAT WE HAVE A SOLID AND VALID ICC RANKINGS, WHICH NOWADAYS, ARE CHANGING EVERY HOUR!!!

  • on October 12, 2012, 6:47 GMT

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

  • AndrewFromOz on October 12, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    Kumble is an excellent choice for this important role

  • 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.

  • on October 12, 2012, 5:19 GMT

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

  • on October 12, 2012, 5:15 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • on October 12, 2012, 4:35 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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 !!!!

  • on October 12, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    Why not Sourav Ganguly?.

  • 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?).

  • 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.

  • timohyj on October 12, 2012, 3:16 GMT

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

  • Prabhash1985 on October 12, 2012, 3:14 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 !

  • 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.

  • 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 :-)

  • fr600 on October 12, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    ICC could have easily found someone so much better.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Chris_P on October 11, 2012, 22:17 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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 ..

  • ibbani on October 11, 2012, 19:19 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PakoP on October 11, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    Good Luck, Pakistan supports you too bud.

  • on October 11, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    a proud moment for bcci indeed

  • 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??

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 11, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    Absolutely fantastic development. Kumble FTW!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • on October 11, 2012, 17:41 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 17:26 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 17:25 GMT

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

  • amemberoftheelect23 on October 11, 2012, 17:06 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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..!

  • on October 11, 2012, 16:47 GMT

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

  • inswing on October 11, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    Kumble, put UPDRS in place.

  • 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???

  • venkatesh018 on October 11, 2012, 16:09 GMT

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

  • balgatesss on October 11, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    @abbama..1000 likes for you comment

  • 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.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on October 11, 2012, 15:23 GMT

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

  • 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 .

  • on October 11, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    this is not fairrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 14:09 GMT

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

  • abbamaa on October 11, 2012, 13:54 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    God bless ICC and DRS too

  • 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

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    I m expecting SENSE from Kumble All the best.

  • on October 11, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    CONGRATULATIONS FROM PAKISTAN....

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • on October 11, 2012, 12:54 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 !

  • on October 11, 2012, 12:38 GMT

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

  • torsha on October 11, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Congrats Anil and Andrew!!

  • 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....!

  • on October 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    Indiaaaaaaa powerrrrrrrr !!

  • MiddlePeg on October 11, 2012, 12:31 GMT

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

  • A_cricketlover_from_Pakistan on October 11, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    Why not a single Pakistani in this elite panel ??

  • on October 11, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    More you pay... more you get.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 !!!

  • on October 11, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    Please please , anyone change D/L method.

  • mr_king on October 11, 2012, 11:33 GMT

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

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 11, 2012, 11:26 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Does this exemplify the beginning of BCCI dominance in ICC?

  • 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

  • on October 11, 2012, 11:18 GMT

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

  • kirihuna on October 11, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Bad news.. Cricket is over..

  • on October 11, 2012, 11:17 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Baber_Baloch on October 11, 2012, 11:12 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • Dheeraj_Shetty on October 11, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    congrats jumbo, best choice

  • 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

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 10:59 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    Congratss to Anil Kumble.. All the best Kumble !

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • --.-- on October 11, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    Congrats Kumble for this new post.

  • 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 :)

  • 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...

  • Amit-Som on October 11, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    Great happy for you Jumbo!

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on October 11, 2012, 10:15 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • on October 11, 2012, 10:07 GMT

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

  • 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 !

  • 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.

  • super sixers on October 11, 2012, 9:58 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:55 GMT

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

  • Naresh28 on October 11, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    WELL DONE TO A HARD WORKING INDIVIDUAL LIKE KUMBLE!!!!

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    I FEEL THAT ANIL KUMBLE INCLUSION AS CHAIRMAN OF ICC COMMITTE WILL BRING ABOUT MANY CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM AS HE HAS IMPLEMENTED SO MANY CHANGES IN THE KARNATAKA STATE CRICKET. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST ANIL FOR YOUR FUTURE ROLE.

  • 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.

  • Ramkavi on October 11, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Very proud and wish him all success..

  • 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

  • RAMBO_RAM on October 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Awesome!! great news. He deserves this!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:38 GMT

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

  • AniCric123 on October 11, 2012, 9:37 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Jumbo - All the best for you new responsibility :)

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  • on October 11, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Jumbo - All the best for you new responsibility :)

  • AniCric123 on October 11, 2012, 9:37 GMT

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

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:38 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RAMBO_RAM on October 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Awesome!! great news. He deserves this!

  • 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

  • Ramkavi on October 11, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Very proud and wish him all success..

  • 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.

  • on October 11, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    I FEEL THAT ANIL KUMBLE INCLUSION AS CHAIRMAN OF ICC COMMITTE WILL BRING ABOUT MANY CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM AS HE HAS IMPLEMENTED SO MANY CHANGES IN THE KARNATAKA STATE CRICKET. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST ANIL FOR YOUR FUTURE ROLE.