South Africa laud Lorgat move
South African cricket bosses have lauded the selection of Haroon Lorgat as the new chief executive of the International Cricket Council.
The 47-year-old's appointment was confirmed by the ICC board last week following a meeting between Lorgat and David Morgan, the ICC president-elect, in Pretoria.
Lorgat will be inaugurated as Malcolm Speed's successor following this summer's ICC annual conference, which is scheduled to take place between June 29 and July 4.
Cricket South Africa president Norman Arendse said: "The appointment of Haroon Lorgat as ICC CEO again illustrates the enormous depth amongst South African administrators since United Cricket Board of South Africa became a full member of the ICC in 1991.
"The appointment of Haroon as the new CEO is an inspired one because with his excellent financial background, cricket pedigree, and passion for the game, he is ideally qualified to succeed in the job. He enjoys CSA's full support."
Lorgat's administrative history includes a stint on the board of the Western Province Cricket Association and also on finance committees for the United Cricket Board of South Africa and the 2003 World Cup.
CSA chief executive Gerald Majola believes Lorgat's experience in South African cricket would stand him in good stead for his ICC role.
"The ICC is to be congratulated on the appointment of Haroon Lorgat to succeed Malcolm Speed as CEO of the organisation," he said.
"Haroon has big shoes to fill, but we are more than confident that he will be able to do the job at hand.
"He has an excellent background to equip him to meet the cricketing, commercial and organisational challenges that lie ahead.
"We at CSA look forward to working closely with him on operational matters in this new era for world cricket.
"We are also very proud that a South African has been given this important international post."