Former England women's team captain Clare Connor will replace Kumar Sangakkara as the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). With this, she will become the first women president in the MCC's 233-Years Old history. Actually, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is a cricket club based in London, which was founded in 1787. In this way, it has been 233 years since this club was formed, but for the first time, a woman is being made president of MCC. However, Clare Connor will have to wait for more than a year to overtake this responsibility. Clare Connor will replace Kumar Sangakkara, the former captain of the Sri Lankan team in October next year, who is currently the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
At the annual meeting of the General Assembly on Wednesday, Kumar Sangakkara himself has announced the nomination of Clare Connor, managing director of women's cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board. It was told via video conferencing that Clare Connor would hold the post of president of the MCC. Connor will take up this position on October 1 next year, but before that the approval of the members of the Marylebone Cricket Club is necessary.
Let us tell you that due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Kumar Sangakkara's tenure has been extended for a year. In such a situation, he will be relieved from this post next year and there is every possible chance of Connor getting his place. To this, Clare Connor has said, "I am very happy to be nominated for the next President of the MCC. Cricket has given me a lot and now this honor is a big thing for me."