Jayawardene and Dravid appointed to ICC Cricket Committee


Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and ex-India skipper Rahul Dravid have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee.

The legendary duo played a combined 1,161 international appearances between them for their respective countries.

Jayawardene has been chosen to represent past players, replacing former Australia captain Mark Taylor who has completed a three-year term.

Dravid takes on a similar role looking after the interests of current players, working alongside ex-Australia off-spinner Tim May.

Anil Kumble has been re-appointed as chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for a three-year term.

"I want to thank Mark Taylor, Kumar Sangakkara, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Steve Davis for their significant contribution to this committee," ICC General Manager Geoff Allardice said.

"I welcome Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Tim May and Richard Kettleborough, and I am confident that these highly credentialed individuals will carry on the good work of their predecessors to make the sport even more competitive and attractive."