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Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins can now add the title of president of MCC to the MBE he was awarded last year

Christopher Martin-Jenkins has been appointed president of MCC.

The highly-respected journalist and Test Match Special commentator - affectionately known as CMJ - will begin his one-year term on October 1 when he takes over from the outgoing John Barclay.

Barclay said: “Christopher has a wealth of cricket knowledge and a very strong connection to the sport. Quite simply, he loves the game.

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

"He could be described as the ‘voice of cricket’. When CMJ appears on the radio, he makes you feel that all is right with the world.

“Following in the footsteps of former professionals such as Mike Brearley, Derek Underwood and myself, I think it’s nice to have a bit of variety in the role.”

Martin-Jenkins, 65, has served as cricket correspondent for the BBC, editor of the Cricketer magazine and cricket correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and the Times during a distinguished career that has seen him establish a reputation as one of the most authoritative voices on the game.

A regular on BBC's Test Match Special programme for 35 years, he was awarded an MBE last year.

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