Tom Harrison has stepped down because the Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after greater than seven years on the helm. He’ll go away the group in June. Clare Connor, the managing director of ladies’s cricket and president of the MCC, has been lined up as an interim alternative when Harrison’s tenure ends in June.
Harrison took over because the ECB CEO in 2015 and since then oversaw report ranges of funding throughout the sport in any respect ranges and has led the supply of the ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ technique, which goals to make cricket an even bigger and extra accessible, and inclusive sport.
His management was additionally seen through the COVID-19 pandemic as cricket battled extraordinary monetary trials and have become the primary sport to return to aggressive worldwide fixtures in July 2020.
He oversaw the introduction of the Hundred, which belatedly launched final summer time, and whereas the £1.1 billion tv rights deal he negotiated in 2017 has seen the ECB’s income develop considerably, their reserves have been exhausted.
It Has Been A Big Honour To Be CEO Of The ECB For The Previous Seven Years: Tom Harrison
Harrison was born in England, and was introduced up in South Africa however returned to the UK aged 14, and had a quick first-class cricket profession with Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. He was appointed as CEO in October 2014, beginning full-time the next January in 2015.
Tom Harrison in an announcement stated: “It has been an enormous honour to be CEO of the ECB for the previous seven years. Cricket is a unprecedented power for good on the planet and my objective has been to make the sport larger and guarantee extra folks and extra communities in England and Wales really feel they’ve a spot on this sport. The long-term well being of cricket depends upon its potential to develop and stay related and be extra inclusive in an ever-changing world.”
“The previous two years have been extremely difficult, however we now have pulled collectively to get via the pandemic, overcome cricket’s largest monetary disaster, and dedicated to tackling discrimination and persevering with the journey in direction of turning into the inclusive, welcoming sport we attempt to be. I’ve put every thing into this position, however I imagine now could be the precise time to usher in recent power to proceed this work,” he added.
The ECB Board has appointed government search agency Spencer Stuart to steer the seek for a brand new chief government, with the position anticipated to be marketed shortly.
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