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Martin-Jenkins named as new MCC president

Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Martin-Jenkins is a former BBC cricket correspondent

Test Match Special commentator and journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins has been appointed as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

He will begin his one-year term on 1 October when he takes over from former Sussex captain John Barclay.

He follows in the footsteps of former professional players including Mike Brearley and Derek Underwood.

"Christopher has a wealth of cricket knowledge and a very strong connection to the sport," said Barclay.

"Working within the world of cricket for over 40 years, he is, I believe, ideally placed to serve as MCC president.

"When CMJ appears on the radio, he makes you feel that all is right with the world."

Martin-Jenkins, who was elected a member in 1967, has a strong association with the club having previously played 67 times for MCC in matches against schools and clubs and he was elected to the MCC committee in 2009.

During his career, he has been the cricket correspondent of the BBC and the Daily Telegraph and Times newspapers. He was also the editor of the Cricketer magazine.

The MCC still has worldwide responsibility for the game's laws and also owns Lord's and traditionally, each president of MCC nominates his own successor.

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