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MCC Elects First Time a Female President in 200 Year of History

MCC Elects First Time a Female President in 200 Year of History

Sangakkara, who is the current president of the MCC @ image courtesy sport star

London: Former English cricketer Claire Connor has been appointed as the president of the MCC, for the upcoming term, starting from October 2021.

She will be replacing current president Kumar Sangakkara for the post, once his tenure comes to an end.

Sangakkara who took charge as president in 2019, was granted allowed to remain as president for another term, due to the disruption brought on by COVID-19.

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Connor is the first female president to take charge of the MCC, in its 200-year
history, the last term, Sangakkara had become the first overseas president of the MCC.

Speaking on the matter, Connor commented that “she was honored to have been appointed as the president of the MCC, and that women’s cricket had come a long way since her days as a player”.

Sangakkara, who is the current president of the MCC, commented that “he was thrilled that Connor accepted the invitation for the presidency, he feels that Connor make significant contributions to the MCC, in a positive manner and that she will have an important role within the MCC, as president-designate, until she takes over next year”.

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