Morgan Is New MCC President

David Morgan will take over the MCC Presidency in October
David Morgan will take over the MCC Presidency in October
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Former England and Wales Cricket Board chairman and ICC President David Morgan has accepted his nomination to become MCC President in October.

He was nominated by Mike Gatting, who will step down President following his one-year term later this year.

Morgan, currently the Glamorgan County Cricket Club President, was unveiled as Gatting's nomination at the club's Annual General Meeting yesterday (7th May).

"David Morgan has been and remains one of the most influential voices in the world game, and I’m sure he will do an excellent job in leading MCC through a very important time in its history," Gatting said.

"He is ambitious, creative and efficient and will be a fantastic leader for this wonderful Club.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as MCC President so far, and I am looking forward to seeing the Club through the Lord’s bicentenary celebrations in my final few months.

"David is the ideal person to succeed me and I’m delighted he accepted my invitation.

"There is work to do to continue moving the Lord’s Masterplan forward over the next year with the redevelopment of the south western corner of the Ground, including the Tavern and Allen Stands, next on the agenda.

"David has the perfect experience and temperament to make this and MCC’s other areas of work a great success."

Meanwhile, Gatting outlined the most recent decisions taken by the MCC Committee relating to the Lord's redevelopment - or Lord's Masterplan, as it has been termed.

"The Club is putting all its resources, at present, into plans to redevelop the Pavilion end of the Ground, including the south-western corner – which comprises the Tavern and Allen Stands, the Thomas Lord Suite, the Middlesex Office and the Pavilion extensions," he said.

"Until the Club has completed the redevelopment of the Warner Stand and the south-western corner, there is no need to consider any further presentations from RLP (Rifkind Levy Partnership).

"The Club must not be distracted from its plans.

"When the Committee begins to give detailed consideration to new facilities at the Nursery End of the Ground, that will be the time to resume discussions with RLP."

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