Ian Watmore has been named because the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)”s next chairperson. He will be successful Colin Graves who will leave the publish in November 2020.
Watmore”s appointment as Chair-Elect has been made right now to enable him to shadow his predecessor and ensure a smooth transition into the role.
The 61-year-vintage has a distinguished file across the business, public lifestyles and recreation with extensive revel in gained from a broad range of senior positions.
“I sense privileged to be given this possibility to assist a recreation that I care passionately about. All my lifestyles, I’ve visible the power of sport to unite communities. I look forward to operating with the ECB and its stakeholders to grow the international, domestic and recreational game and make a tremendous difference to society,” said Watmore in an authentic statement.
Watmore”s appointment will be ratified via ECB members at the AGM on May 12.
Graves, the cutting-edge Chair of the ECB, stated: “I am extremely joyful that Ian has been appointed to be the subsequent ECB Chair. When I took the post again in 2015, I couldn’t have dreamed that the game might be inside the shape it’s far today. The possibility to develop cricket and convey greater human beings into the sport has in no way been so significant.”
Graves had succeeded Giles Clarke as Chair in 2015 and has overseen some tremendous achievements at some stage in greater than five years in the role, which encompass each senior men’s and women’s teams winning World Cups.