This is going to be the first time in 233 years. The Marylebone Cricket Club, or MCC, the law-making body of cricket, is going to get a female president. Former England women’s cricket team captain Clare Connor is going to get this great honor.
The current head of the MCC is former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. Connor is currently the Managing Director of Women’s Cricket at the English Cricket Board (ECB). Sangakkara himself announced Connor’s name at the MCC’s virtual annual general meeting yesterday.
Connor will take over as MCC president from October next year, according to the MCC website, citing the former Sri Lankan captain.
The former English woman cricketer has played 16 Tests, 93 ODIs and two T20Is for the country. She has led the England women’s team. As also won. After leaving cricket, she became the head of women’s cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2007.
Connor is overjoyed to be the first woman to do so. In a statement, he said, ‘I am very honored to be nominated as the next President of the MCC. Cricket has enriched my life before, and now I have this great honor. ‘