Kingston: Dec 6, 2013
Leading sports administrator Richard Bevan, has been elected new chairman of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). According to CPL officials, Bevan, who has over 20 years experience working with major sports organisations, is to assume the position with immediate effect, reports CMC.
He is the current Chief Executive of the League Managers Association (LMA) in Britain, having previously held the role of CEO at the English Professional Cricketers Association (PCA).
“I am delighted that Richard has taken on the role of Chairman of the CPL board. He has huge experience in the business of sport and a track record in leading organisations through significant growth and expansion,” said Damien O’ Donohoe, CEO of The CPL.
“His knowledge of international sports administration, especially in cricket, will be of huge value to The CPL as we look to build on the successes of our first year. The CPL is very honoured to have him lead the team.”
Bevan was the founding director of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and remains a trustee of the Team England Players’ Partnership.
CPL held its inaugural season over the summer, hosting more than 250,000 fans across six countries and even drawing investment from Hollywood stars like Gerard Butler and Mark Wahlberg. The league says plans were underway for the second edition next year.
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