The England and Wales Cricket Board has been experiencing quite a troubled time in its association of members. Not to mention, many names of the board are stepping down from their designated positions. It all started with the England Cricket Team Men’s skipper stepping down from the captainship. He was followed by the head coach and director of cricket. Currently, reports are Tom Harrison to step down as ECB CEO. As a matter of fact, Tom Harrison himself officially announced about his decision on Tuesday, 17th of May.
Here’s what he said, “The past two years have been incredibly challenging. But we have pulled together to get through the pandemic, overcome cricket’s biggest financial crisis. And were committed to tackling discrimination and continuing the journey towards becoming the inclusive, welcoming sport we strive to be. I have put everything into this role, but I believe now is the right time to bring in fresh energy to continue this work.”
According to sources, the reason of so many ECB amalgamated people leaving their posts is the newly launched “red-ball reset”. This was the concept of the England and Wales Cricket Board. For the most part, Tom Harrison was being blamed with the assertion of having prioritized shorter formats of the game. Various individuals are against this idea. As they think that shorter formats are promoted in search of greater revenue streams, which directly or indirectly involved Harrison.
Tom Harrison has served as the ECB CEO for more than 7 years. He joined in on the position in January in the year 2015. As per reports, Clare Connor is all set to replace Harrison on an interim basis. Connor is currently the managing director of England’s Women Cricket Team.
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