Present president Clare Connor made the announcement throughout their annual normal assembly at Lord’s, saying Fry would take cost on October 1.
“I’m honoured and proud to be nominated as the following president of MCC,” the 64-year-old Fry mentioned in Marylebone Cricket Club web site.
Introducing the following President of MCC…Congratulations, @stephenfry.
— Marylebone Cricket Membership (@MCCOfficial) 1651673771000
“It’s a membership that’s recognized all through the world for what it represents within the sport and to be gifted the chance to carry out this position is actually humbling.”
Fry is a lifelong cricket supporter, a patron of the MCC Basis, and delivered the MCC Cowdrey Lecture final yr — solely the second non-cricketing character to take action.
Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, writer, playwright, journalist, poet, comic, tv presenter and movie director.
He’s additionally an advocate for psychological well being and has been president of Thoughts, the psychological well being charity, for over a decade.
🗣 @stephenfry says he’s “humbled” on being named as the following President of MCC.#CricketTwitter https://t.co/CCeVoqUM1d
— Marylebone Cricket Membership (@MCCOfficial) 1651678562000
Fry has additionally labored with MCC beforehand to relate a sequence of movies to assist clarify points of the Legal guidelines of Cricket to be used on MCC’s elearning platforms.
MCC president Clare Connor mentioned: “I’m thrilled to have the ability to announce Stephen as my successor. He has a deep love and look after cricket and will probably be a beautiful ambassador for MCC.
“The Cowdrey Lecture he delivered final yr was inspiring and confirmed the extent to which he understands the challenges and alternatives that each MCC and cricket face.
He’ll convey a wealth of expertise to the position and I hope he totally enjoys his yr.”