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Clive Lloyd takes over ICC top post

The former West Indies captain is named the new Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee to fill in the void created by Sunil Gavaskar's resignation from the post.

cricket Updated: Jul 03, 2008 22:50 IST

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd was on Thursday named the new Chairman of the high-profile ICC Cricket Committee to fill in the void created by Sunil Gavaskar's resignation from the post.

The ICC Board on Thursday selected Lloyd ahead of the other nominee for the role, the former Pakistan captain Majid Khan. The Board also retained Michael Beloff as Chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission.

Meanwhile, sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said Lloyd was appointed as the Chairman of the high-profile committee after Majid's nomination was withdrawn.

Majid's scathing attack on the PCB, for sacking senior official Saleem Altaf and its alleged failure to run the game properly, earned the former captain the wrath of the Board which reacted by withdrawing his name.

Majid also called for the public accounts committee of the National Assembly to probe the financial affairs of the board and blamed it for increasing indiscipline among players.

Majid's strong comments came as a surprise to many as the former Test player is generally an introvert who rarely speaks publicly or in the media on any issue.