Clare Connor to not apply for chief executive role at ECB on a permanent basis

London, Sep 3 Former England girls’s captain Clare Connor on Saturday mentioned she is going to not be making use of for the job of chief executive at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on a permanent basis.

Clare has been within the chief executive role on an interim basis since June this yr after Tom Harrison, appointed to the job in 2014, stepped down. Below Clare, the ECB launched its formidable The Hundred competitors, which began final yr.

“I’ve really determined not to apply for it. I let the board and my colleagues on the management workforce know this week. It’s been an unimaginable honour to do it for these three months to date and I’ll clearly be as devoted as I might be within the interim role for so long as I’m wanted,” mentioned Clare to BBC Radio 5 Reside.

Clare, who was additionally the Managing Director of England Ladies’s Cricket and likewise works because the chair of the ICC Ladies’s Cricket Committee, is presently serving as the primary feminine President of Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) since October final yr.

“I really thought this might be my subsequent management step in cricket however the timing doesn’t really feel fairly proper for me personally or professionally. I hope that doesn’t imply it’s not a risk at some point.”

“We’re at a essential crossroads within the sport and truly by not going for the CEO role I feel I could make a extra significant influence in our drive to change into the absolutely inclusive sport we want to be and I’ll stay very dedicated to that,” added Clare.

Clare made her England debut in 1995 at the age of 19, and took over the captaincy in 2000. An all-rounder who bowled left-arm spin, she led England girls to their first Ashes triumph in 42 years, overseeing a 1-0 collection win over Australia in 2005, for which she was awarded the OBE. She retired from the worldwide recreation in 2006 with over 100 worldwide caps and after six years of serving as England’s captain.

–IANS

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