Dave Richardson, the MCC World Cricket committee member and former South Africa cricketer, has been nominated to succeed Haroon Lorgat as ICC Chief Executive Officer.
Richardson, currently the ICC's General Manager, should now be ratified by the ICC Board at the ICC's Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 28 June 2012.
The ICC Nominations Committee interviewed four candidates for the position, before making its recommendation to the Board on Thursday 10 May.
Richardson spoke of his pride at hearing the Committee's decision.
He said: "It is a great honour to be nominated to be Chief Executive of the ICC. I am delighted with this opportunity and thank the ICC Board for their approval.
"It is also an honour to be following a fellow South African, Haroon Lorgat, in this role. I have learnt a lot under his leadership and thank him for his support in the last four years.”
Richardson, who played 42 Test matches and 122 ODIs for his country, has been in his current post for ten years, having joined the ICC in 2002.
He is the fourth man to take up the post of ICC CEO since the creation of the post in 1991.
The former wicket-keeper has also been a Member of the WCC since the inaugural meeting in 2006, representing the ICC in the independent think-tank's discussions.
His relationship with MCC also extends to his son, Michael - a professional cricketer with Durham and graduate of the MCC Young Cricketers scheme.