Former New Zealand Cricketer, Martin Snedden is elected as the new chairman of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) after the post was left vacant by Greg Barclay. Barclay was required to step down from the position following his promotion to the ICC Chairmanship.
On Wednesday (December 2), the NZC board announced through a media release which stated, “The board of New Zealand Cricket has elected Martin Snedden as the new chair. Mr. Snedden will fill the role vacated by Greg Barclay, who was required to stand down from the position after being elected chairman of the International Cricket Council.”
Currently, Snedden is serving as the consultant lead of the One Cricket project in the New Zealand Cricket. One Cricket project is the NZC board’s three-year initiative aimed at reviewing and improving the delivery of game in New Zealand. Post his appointment as the chairman, Snedden would quit his role at One Cricket project.
Martin Snedden has served the NZC board as the Chief Executive and as a Board Member. His first tenure was 1990-92, followed by 1999-01 and then lastly from 2013 to date.
The Chairman has vast experience in the business of the sport as he was the Chief Executive of Rugby World Cup 2011, Duco Promotions, and Tourism Association. Apart from that, Snedden was the Director of the World Masters Games 2017.
The New Zealander played Cricket for his nation from 1980 to 1990. He has played 25 Tests and 93 One Day Internationals as a right-arm fast-medium. Now, he would represent New Zealand Cricket to International Cricket Council.
Martin Snedden on his appointment for the role at NZC board, said, “I’d like to thank Greg for the outstanding direction and guidance, as well as to my fellow NZC directors for their support. NZC will help lead the sport out of this global pandemic. I look forward to working with the members of NZC and the wider cricket family in New Zealand.”