Alan Isaac, the former chairman of New Zealand Cricket, was elected as the new president of the International Cricket Council during the annual conference on Thursday.
Isaac replaced India’s Sharad Pawar for a two-year term.
Former South Africa wicketkeeper David Richardson was also confirmed as the new ICC chief executive — replacing his countryman Haroon Lorgat.
Isaac’s term will end in 2014 after which it was agreed that a new post of chairman will be created and the president’s role will only be ceremonial.
Isaac said more work needs to be done “if we are to maintain the game’s current healthy state.”
“The challenges ahead are no less daunting than those we have faced in the last two years if we are to maintain the vibrancy and viability of the three formats of the sport,” Isaac said.
The recent corruption cases in the ‘gentleman’s game’ of cricket has seen at least four Pakistani and an English cricketer being banned for long periods.