Sir Ronnie Flanagan has been appointed chairman of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU).
Flanagan is the former Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and served as the head of the police force in Northern Ireland from 1996 to 2002. He is currently an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Police Force and the England 2018 Fifa World Cup bid. A keen amateur cricketer and a former Ulster rugby player, he will replace another retired police officer, former London Metropolitan Police Chief Constable Lord Condon, when he steps down from the role at the end of June.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat paid tribute to Lord Condon for his efforts in establishing the unit as the world leader in its field and one that other sports are now looking to emulate."
He said of Flanagan: "The job description dictates that anyone who takes the role has to be of international standing and experience. There is no doubt that Sir Ronnie fits that description. He served as a Chief Constable, he has advised governments around the world in policing techniques and has also been involved in sport."