Andrew Strauss appointed ECB cricket committee chairman
Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back on the England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB) as chairman of the cricket committee and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new position.
The 42-year-old, Andrew Strauss, resigned last year as ECB cricket director to support the battle against cancer of his late wife Ruth and replaced by former English spinner Ashley Giles.
“The ECB English Cricket Board has been a vital source of support for a challenging year,” said Strauss, cited by the BBC. “It’s a real pleasure to come back … I am very passionate about developing and growing cricket in England and Wales.”
In his previous role, Strauss appointed coach Trevor Bayliss, who guided the national team to their first World Cup title of the 50s in July.
Strauss said that I’ve seen firsthand how this summer of cricket has inspired more people to fall in love with the sport, and I can’t wait to help build their success.