President Anthony Wreford announced his name at the club's annual meeting
The club gave a lifetime honorary membership to the former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2012.
Sports desk Former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team, former captain Kumar Sangakkara will be the next president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). His tenure will begin from October 1 to 12 months. Sangakara became the first non-British president of MCC. Club President Anthony Wreford announced his name on Wednesday at Lord's MCC annual meeting.
MCC was founded in 1787. Since then, he has been 168 president. One of these was also a member of the Royal Family, while 13 Nights (Samant) and 6 Barents (Sub-feudal) have also been in the post.
Sangakkara was given the honorary membership of the club seven years ago.
Sangakkara was given the lifetime honorary membership of the club in 2012. In the same year MCC was included in the World Cricket Committee and has been active member since then. Sangakra has been associated with MCC very long ago. He participated in the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cadre Lecture in 2011. Then he outlined the impact and impact of cricket in filling the wounds of the civil war in Sri Lanka and the terrorist attack in Lahore in 2009.
I am thrilled about my role: Sangakkara
Sangakkara said, "Being nominated as the next president of MCC is a great honor. This is such a role, which I am waiting for. MCC is the biggest cricket club in the world for me. He has global reach and is progressing cricket regularly. Year 2020 will be very important in cricket especially for the Lords. I am thrilled to play my role as President of MCC. "