Kathmandu: Former Australian women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has been appointed president of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
A meeting of the FICA executive committee held in Neon, Switzerland, approved the name of 42-year-old Sthalekar.
Lisa is Fica’s first female president. Before Lisa, former South African batsman Barry Richards, former West Indies all-rounder Jimmy Adams and former England batsman Vikram Solanki have held the post.
Expressing happiness after becoming the president, Lisa said that cricket is entering a new era.
Lisa has played 187 games for Australia in her international career. She was the first woman cricketer to score a thousand runs and take 100 wickets in ODI cricket.