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Andrew Strauss appointed to ICC committee

Andrew Strauss: Appointed to ICC committee

The ICC has appointed former England captain Andrew Strauss to its cricket committee.

Strauss' appointment as one of two past players on the committee was supported unanimously by the ICC board and he has replaced former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, who did not seek an extension to his term.

Former India captain Anil Kumble, 41, was the unanimous choice to replace Clive Lloyd as chairman of the committee.

The 16-member cricket committee assembles twice a year to discuss playing matters and offers recommendations to the ICC.

ICC president Alan Isaac said: "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."

Strauss, 35, retired from all forms of cricket in August.

He captained England in 50 of his 100 Test matches, winning two Ashes series and guiding his country to the top of the world rankings.