Cricket: Former SCA president Imran Hamid Khwaja named ICC deputy chairman

Imran Hamid Khwaja was unanimously elected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on June 23, 2017, as its deputy chairman.
Imran Hamid Khwaja was unanimously elected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on June 23, 2017, as its deputy chairman. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CRICKET ASSOCIATION

SINGAPORE - Former Singapore Cricket Association president Imran Hamid Khwaja was unanimously elected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Friday (June 23) as its deputy chairman.

The post, which was created following the constitutional change approved at the ICC Full Council on Thursday, will see the Singaporean lawyer deputise for chairman Shashank Manohar when he is unable to fulfil his duties.

Khwaja said in a media release by the ICC: "It is a great honour to be elected deputy chairman especially while wearing the hat of an Associate. I am also privileged to be part of the working group to have authored and reinvented the ICC constitution to make it one of the most inclusive, transparent and merit based sports governing bodies in the world.

"I have no doubts that a new era is dawning on our great game which will see not only a more vibrant membership but also a competition structure that sees cricket played at the highest level."