After a trying year for English cricket in which they suffered a 4-0 Ashes defeat to Australia, lost a Test streak to West Indies, saw a race scandal in Yorkshire and sacked the coach- chef Chris Silverwood, assistant Graham Thorpe and MD Ashley Giles, Tom Harrison is now gone
Last Update: 05/17/22 09:53
Tom Harrison is stepping down as CEO of the ECB, with Clare Connor taking over on an interim basis.
Harrison, who played cricket professionally with Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, became the ECB’s chief executive in January 2015, having served as chief marketing officer between 2003 and 2006.
England part ways with head coach Chris Silverwood, assistant coach Graham Thorpe and men’s cricket general manager Ashley Giles following the Ashes’ 4-0 loss to Australia this winter, but Harrison had previously said he had no intention of “running away”. “
Last year also saw a racist scandal in Yorkshire in addition to the Ashes defeat, as well as a 1-0 Test series loss to West Indies in March.
England had lost 10 and won just one of their previous 14 Test matches under Silverwood, failing to top 300 just once during a dismal Ashes campaign.
Brendon McCullum has since been named the new head coach of the England men’s Test team, with the roles of red and white ball head coach being split under new England men’s cricket chief executive Rob Key.
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