MCC to extend President Sangakkara's mandate amid coronavirus crisis
LONDON: ex Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara he will be offered a one-year extension as president of the Marylebone Cricket Club in the extraordinary circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic , the MCC he said Wednesday.
Sangakkara became the first non-British president of the MCC , the custodian of cricket's laws, when he took over in October last year.
The disruption caused by the outbreak prompted the MCC committee to offer the 42-year-old to continue until Sept 30, 2021, a motion likely to be approved in its June 24 annual general meeting.
Whilst Presidents of MCC only normally serve for a twelve-month period, it is not unprecedented for longer terms to be introduced to respond to extraordinary circumstances, MCC said in a statement, citing the stints of Lord Hawke (1914-18) and Stanley Christopherson (1939-45).