ECB managing director Hugh Morris to step down

Hugh Morris is expected to take up the duties of the chief executive and director of cricket at the Glamorgan County Cricket Club © Getty Images

Aug 26, 2013

England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) managing director Hugh Morris has announced his intention of stepping down from his post and will take up the duties of the chief executive and director of cricket at the Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Morris had joined the ECB in 1997 and was the board’s technical director. Since September 2007, he has been the managing director of England. In 2004, he was also the performance director as well as the acting chief executive of ECB.

“In my time at the ECB I have been fortunate to work with some extremely dedicated and talented cricketing people and I thank them and the Board all for the support they have given me and their contribution to the success of the England teams,” Morris said, as quoted on the ECB’s official website.

“It has been my privilege to work with Andy Flower, the England Team Director, during the last four years and congratulate the players on their three Ashes series successes, being the number one ranked team in the world in all three formats of the game, and also winning one ICC Global event and being runners-up in another. I am sure they will go on to even greater achievements in the future.

“Under Clare Connor and Charlotte Edwards, the England women have also won the ICC Women’s World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 — successes which have brought great credit to ECB and I thank them for their dedication and commitment.

“I am now looking forward to a new and exciting challenge with Glamorgan which I will tackle with energy, enthusiasm and relish. I wish the England teams at all levels and the ECB the very best of luck in the coming years and I am sure they will enjoy further success,” he added.

The ECB chief executive David Collier said, “Hugh has been an influential figure within the ECB since its inception in 1997 and his vision has helped deliver this outstandingly successful period in our cricketing history.

“He will be sadly missed at Lord’s by all the ECB staff and at Loughborough where he provided the blueprint for the widely admired National Cricket Performance Centre. We all wish him well on this latest phase of his career with Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

“We will now begin a recruitment process for a replacement and I am confident that we will attract the calibre of person who can continue and build on England’s successes at all levels.”