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Clare Connor Named MCC’s First Woman President

BP World Bureau | Jun 26 2020 07:06:03 PM
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Former English cricketer Clare Connor made history by becoming the first woman to be chosen as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), for the first time in 233 years. 

She was nominated by former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara, also the first non-Caucasian president. 

Connor will take over as the president on October 1st, 2021.

MCC is still regarded as the guardians of cricket’s laws since its formation in 1787. 

For centuries, MCC's veto powers were for England and Australia, besides being a privileged, all-white, all-male bastion.

Women started becoming members of the MCC in 1998. 

Clare Connor was also the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) managing director of women’s cricket.