Shastri replaces Holding in ICC cricket committeeApril 17th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 17 (IANS) Former India captain Ravi Shastri will replace legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee, the world panel announced here Friday.
Holding resigned last year because he was unhappy with the ICC’s decision to change the result of the 2006 Oval Test between England and Pakistan from a forfeited win for England to a draw. The West Indian felt that Pakistan’s refusal to play shouldn’t have gone unpunished even though they were not guilty of ball-tampering.
Shastri’s appointment was approved by the ICC’s Board at its meeting here Friday.
“I am delighted that we have a person of the experience of Ravi joining us on the cricket committee. He was an outstanding player, is a highly-respected broadcaster and is also someone who is hugely respected by many, many people within the game. He will be a great asset to the committee,” ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.