Former English cricketer and commentator Mark Nicholas has been appointed as the new President of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Nicholas will assume charge of the esteemed position on 1st October 2023. His tenure will remain active for a period of one year.
Mark’s appointment was made at the MCC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3rd May by former President Stephen Fry. Notably, Mark Nicholas was appointed as a Member of MCC back in 1981 and he has finally acclaimed the highest position after a commendable stint of 42-years.
Nicholas featured for Hampshire in English county cricket. He has also led the England A side on many occasions. Nicholas played as a top-order batsman and a medium-fast paceman throughout his exemplary stint. After his retirement from cricket, Nicholas joined the media industry as a commentator and was widely recognized for his astounding commentary.
Addressing the media after his appointment, Mark stated that he is extremely honored to assume the great opportunity. He stated that after looking at the list of former Presidents, he feels privileged to serve in a crucial position. Furthermore, he recollected his memory of attending a match at the Lord’s and ensured that he will be an excellent and suitable fit for the position.
Stephen Fry sheds light on Mark Nicholas’s Achievements
Former President Stephen Fry also emphasized the glory of Mark Nicholas and praised him for his phenomenal experience in the cricketing domain. Stephen Fry stated that Nicholas is one of the most knowledgeable and informed persons in the cricketing fraternity. Fry further added that Mark has a deep affection for the game and he has a fascinating experience as a team player, captain, and an expert analyst. Concluding his address, Fry stated that Mark is an excellent fit for the role and he wished him all the luck. The AGM of MCC took place yesterday at the iconic Lord’s Stadium in London. This was the second instance where the meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode.
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