In a major development, Jhulan Goswami, Heather Knight & Eoin Morgan have been added to MCC World Cricket Committee ahead of the body’s meeting at Lord’s on Monday & Tuesday. As Alastair Cook has stepped down from the committee to concentrate on the final years of his career, the committee has now reduced to 14 members.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jhulan, Heather, and Eoin to the World Cricket Committee. These are three players who have excelled at the very top of the international game and their knowledge of how the elite level of cricket works will be an advantage to the committee,” Mike Gatting, the committee’s chair, said in a statement.
Further, the Committee Members also claimed that they are happy with increasing female representation in their committee as the body is trying to stay aligned with the growth of Women’s Cricket in recent years. Jhulan & Heather will now team up with Clare Connor & Suzie Bates who can offer a first-hand insight into women’s game of cricket. Notably, the committee is entirely funded by the MCC and they conduct research, particularly into the technological advances & the biomechanical elements of the game.
Knight, Morgan & Goswami’s celebrated career will add more experience to the MCC World Cricket Committee
Knight & Morgan have led both their teams to ODI World Cup 2023 glory & Lord’s is the home of the MCC & the world cricket committee, was the venue of their triumphs. Knight led England Women to their title win in 2017 & Morgan led England men to a title win in 2019. Meanwhile, Goswami has led the Indian Women’s team on various occasions in her illustrious career after retiring at Lord’s in 2022 as the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODIs.