Anil Kumble is to replace Clive Lloyd as chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee, which will also welcome former England captain Andrew Strauss as its newest member.
Recently-retired Strauss joins the committee as former West Indian international Ian Bishop stands down following a meeting of the ICC Board in Colombo.
Mark Taylor and David Kendix will remain on the committee having extended their terms while Kumble was elected unanimously.
"I would like to thank Clive Lloyd for his chairmanship of the ICC Cricket Committee and to his tireless contribution to the game," ICC President Alan Isaac said.
"The ICC Board were united in their admiration for his work as chairman. We also thank Ian Bishop for his contribution during his term as well.
"In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator with Karnataka State Cricket Association as well. I am sure that he will carry on Clive’s good work and bring, like Andrew Strauss, contemporary thinking to the committee and both understand clearly the issues facing the modern game."
In January, the ICC introduced a Targeted and Performance Programme (TAPP) fund of $12 million to help develop more competitive teams at the highest level, subsequently awarding grants to Cricket Ireland and Cricket Scotland.
The board approved the award of $1.5 million to Netherlands and Zimbabwe and a $3 million award to the West Indies, over the next three years.
Cricket Canada also applied for an award but have been asked to resubmit their application.
The board was also informed that all 10 Full Members have implemented both the domestic anti-corruption and anti-doping codes.
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