Commenting on the nomination, Wreford said: “As MCC looks to broaden both our horizons and international reputation, I’m delighted that Kumar has accepted the invitation, which he did in January this year, to be the next president of MCC. “He is an outstanding individual both on and off the field and will make a huge contribution to the Club. In a World Cup and Ashes year he will also have a significant role to play as President Designate.”
Anthony Wreford, a businessman who was a central figure in the drive for MCC to admit women members, will be the next president of MCC. Wreford's nomination for the presidency comes in the same year as the election of the first female members.