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Sir Ronnie Flanagan gets ICC anti-corruption post

Sir Ronnie Flanagan
Sir Ronnie Flanagan was a keen amateur cricketer

Former police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan has been appointed as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption and security unit.

Until recently he was Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

He was formerly Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2002 and of its predecessor, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

He takes over from Lord Condon, who is to retire in June.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: "The job description dictates that anyone who takes the role has to be of international standing and experience.

"There is no doubt that Sir Ronnie fits that description. He served as a Chief Constable, he has advised governments around the world in policing techniques and has also been involved in sport.

"Lord Condon has been an outstanding servant to cricket in setting up the ACSU and latterly serving as its chairman.

"He has guided the ACSU through difficult times for the game of cricket and helped to establish the unit as the world leader in its field and one that other sports are now looking to emulate. The game owes him a great debt of gratitude."

Sir Ronnie is currently an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Police Force as well as contributing to the security and safety plan for the Football Association's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

He was a keen amateur cricketer and also played rugby at senior level for Ulster.



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