Friday, August 27, 2010

Chris Moller elected new chairman of New Zealand Cricket

Chris Moller is the new chairman of New Zealand Cricket. Alan Isaac will be replaced by him as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board chairman.

Chris Moller is the former CEO of New Zealand Rugby Union.

He will take over the position after Alan Isaac stepped down to being a two-year term as the ICC chairman and 20 years on the board to take up the position of ICC vice-president.

A hard competition was held between Moller and former New Zealand spin bowler, Stephen Boock. These two were considered the most likely replacement for Isaac.

The 56-year-old Moller has been a member of NZ board since September 2008. Previously he was held roles CEO of Zealand Rugby Union and Co-operative deputy chief executive of Fonterra.

Being elected as chairman, he will be NZC’s delegate to the ICC board. He said,

"I thank the NZC board for having chosen me to represent them as chairman."

It seems that New Zealand cricket will start a new chapter holding his hand. In his speech, he said that we will work closely with every group to take the game forward in New Zealand.

"I am determined to work closely with our players, administrators, volunteers and commercial partners to drive the game forward in New Zealand."

It will be interesting to see if he can lead New Zealand Cricket successfully.

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