Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Snedden has been elected as the new Chairman of New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Snedden would be replacing Greg Barclay, who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council.
Speaking after the appointment, Snedden said that it was an honour to take up the role at a time when the organisation was in such good shape and had been led so capably by his predecessor Barclay.
"I’d like to thank Greg for the outstanding direction and guidance he’s given the board since being elected as chair in 2016," he said.
Snedden, who is currently a part of the NZC's “Women in Governance” project sub-committee, said that Barclay's appointment as the ICC chairman is a measure of his success at the NZC.
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He said that he is looking forward to work with the members of NZC, the Major Associations and Districts Associations, as well as the New Zealand Cricket Players Association and the wider cricket family in New Zealand.
Snedden has the experience of serving as the Chief Executive of NZC and as a board member from 1990-1992, 1999-2001, and from 2013 until the present day.
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“I know that, together with chief executive David White and his excellent management team, we’ll help lead the sport out of this global pandemic and embrace a strong and sustainable future. I’d like to thank my fellow NZC directors for their support."
He was working as consultant lead of the One Cricket project, a three-year initiative that focuses on reviewing and improving the growth of cricket throughout the country.
The 62-year-old would be representing NZC at the ICC, a role he had done between 2001-2007 as a member of the ICC chief executives committee and in 2013-2014 during Stuart Heal’s tenure as NZC Chairman.