Haroon Lorgat has confirmed that he will step down as the International Cricket Council chief executive next June. Lorgat has had to counter terrorism in Pakistan, doping, spot-fixing and declining interest in Test cricket in many parts of the world during a term of office in which the reputation of international cricket has been permanently under scrutiny. He also failed to persuade the ICC to boost the popularity of the Test game by introducing a World Test Championship in 2013 after broadcasters blocked the plan because they did not regard it as financially attractive. Lorgat, 51, a South African businessman and chartered accountant, was offered a new three-year term in June, but he agreed only to a one-year extension and has now informed the ICC president, Sharad Pawar, that he wishes to step down. He will have led the ICC for a period of four years by the time he stands down after the 2012 annual conference in Kuala Lumpur.