Andrew Strauss To Step Down As Strategic Adviser Of ECB
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Andrew Strauss is about to step down from his function as a strategic adviser to the England and Wales Cricket Board and as chair of the efficiency cricket committee subsequent month, the board introduced. The former England skipper, who beforehand served because the director of England males’s cricket between 2015 and 2018, had taken up the roles in September 2020. “I’ve really enjoyed my time at the ECB and am proud of having contributed to a successful period for our England teams. With increasing commitments outside of the organisation, sadly I’ve decided it’s time to step away from my current role,” Strauss mentioned in assertion on Friday. The 46-year-old will formally stand down on the board’s Annual General Meeting in May.
Strauss had been tasked to conduct a high-performance evaluate after England’s 4-0 Ashes defeat in 2021.
His report, which made 17 suggestions, together with reducing the variety of matches within the County Championship and devoted home windows for white-ball tournaments.
It, nevertheless, didn’t sit properly with county loyalists and the ECB CEO Richard Gould went so far as calling the proposal to change the construction of home cricket as “dead in the water”.
On Strauss’ departure, ECB Chair Richard Thompson mentioned: “Andrew has given outstanding service to English cricket over many years in a number of different roles. I’ve greatly valued the advice and expertise he has provided in my time as Chair, and have enjoyed working with him.
“We are at present implementing the overwhelming majority of suggestions from his spectacular High Performance Review, which I imagine will assist our England Men’s group to maintain their success. I’ve little question he has rather more to contribute to the sport and hope he’ll return sooner or later.” The ECB also announced the appointments of Penny Avis, Baroness Zahida Manzoor, Jennifer Owen Adams and Gareth Williams as non-executive directors.
The appointments will be ratified at May’s annual general meeting. Two further appointments will be made “sooner or later”, the ECB said.
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