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Former England & Wales Cricket Board Chairman David Morgan OBE DL has been nominated to become the next President of MCC.
Current Glamorgan County Cricket Club President Morgan was unveiled at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at Lord’s on Wednesday 7 May.
Morgan, who left his role as President of the International Cricket Council in 2010, accepted his nomination by outgoing MCC President Mike Gatting and will take up the post on 1 October 2014.
David Morgan has been and remains one of the most influential voices in the world game
During his tenure, Gatting has presided over the progression of the Lord’s Masterplan, with MCC having gained planning permission for the redevelopment of the Warner Stand. Work is scheduled to commence, subject to Members’ approval, in September 2015.
He has also overseen the introduction of MCC’s first community development programme and has represented the Club around the country and overseas, including official visits to Australia, Abu Dhabi and Oman.
He will continue in his role as President throughout this summer’s celebrations of the bicentenary of Lord’s – including managing the home side for the MCC v Rest of the World match on 5 July – before he hands over the office to Morgan in October.
Morgan spent four years as Chairman of Glamorgan between 1993 and 1997, succeeding former MCC President Tony Lewis at the Welsh county.
He went on to work as Lord MacLaurin’s deputy at the ECB until 2002, when he was elected to take on the chairmanship himself.
After five years with the ECB, Morgan was nominated for presidency of the ICC for a two-year term, being succeeded by Sharad Pawar in 2010.
His most recent contribution to English cricket was the Morgan Review of 2011, which was considered to be the biggest shake-up of the county game in a decade. The report’s recommendations were implemented prior to the start of the 2014 season.
In 2008, Morgan was appointed OBE for his services to cricket.
MCC President, Mike Gatting OBE said: "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. 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."