Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas took over as International Cricket Council (ICC) President during the governing body’s annual conference at Barbados. Abbas will be the President for a term of one year adter former President Mustafa Kamal tendered his resignation during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. READ: Zaheer Abbas appointed new ICC President

Abbas said he was thankful for the members to elect him as the President of the ICC. Abbas has played the opening three editions of the World Cup in 1975. 1979 and1983. He has also captained Pakistan in 14 Tests and 163 One-Day Internationals (ODI).  In total, Abbas has played 78 Tests and 62 ODIs for Pakistan scoring 5062 and 2572 runs respectively. READ: Zaheer Abbas blames downslide on lack of cricket in Pakistan

The meeting also included discussions regarding new rules that are to be implemented in the days to follow. Other dignitaries  like N. Srinivasan and ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson were also present. READ: 10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas