ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson to step down after World Cup 2019


I will certainly do all I can to ensure that we complete our work on the new global strategy for cricket: Richardson.

Dave Richardson, the ICC Chief Executive, will step down from his role following the 2019 World Cup, he announced on Tuesday (July 3). Richardson has held the role since 2012 after joining the governing body of the sport in 2002 as ICC General Manager – Cricket.


Richardson stressed that the timing was perfect to vacate a post after the mega event in England next summer. ” The hardest thing as a cricketer is knowing when the time is right to retire. But for me, the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup next year is about right,” he said.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the ICC and I am particularly pleased with what we have achieved in recent times in creating greater context for all formats of the game and securing increased opportunities and clear pathways for all members to play at the highest level.

“I will certainly do all I can over the next 12 months to ensure that we complete our work on the new global strategy for cricket aimed at growing the game both in our traditional and new markets, and, in particular put on a World Cup that does the game proud.”


Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, thanked Richardson for his contributions. “On behalf of the ICC Board, I would like to thank David for his service and commitment to cricket over the past 16 years and, particularly, over the last six years as CEO,” he said. “His achievements speak for themselves, but in recent history the commercial success of the sport, his leadership of the ICC team and establishing greater context for international cricket are of particular note.

“David will be missed by everyone in the game, but this is an opportunity for the ICC to drive forward our new global growth strategy, which David has played an integral part in developing, under new leadership. A global recruitment process will now get underway to identify the right person to lead the ICC.”

Richardson played 42 Tests and 122 One-Day Internationals for South Africa between 1992 to 1998. He scored 1359 runs in Test cricket at an average of 24.26 and 868 runs at an average of 19.72 in ODIs. In his Test career, he inflicted 152 dismissals as a ‘keeper and was more renowned for his skills behind the wicket rather than with the bat in hand.

The 2019 World Cup kicks off with England taking on South Africa while the final will be played at Lord’s on July 14.

Shared News | Last updated on Tue, 03 Jul, 2018, 06:39 PM

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