Ex-England glovesman Paul Downton appointed as ECB MD

London, Oct. 17 : Ex-England wicketkeeper Paul Downton has been reportedly named as the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) managing director, replacing Hugh Morris.

Morris quit ECB to take up the dual role of chief executive and managing director at County Championship side Glamorgan.

Downton, 56, who begins his new job on 1 February, said that he was honoured to have been offered the position, the BBC reports.

According to the report, the ex-Kent and Middlesex player has played 30 Tests for England between 1981 and 1988, plus 28 one-day internationals and was part of the squads which won the Ashes in 1981 and 1985, and reached the 1987 World Cup final.

Downton has also played in six County Championship-winning teams but was forced to retire from the game after an eye injury in 1991.

However, since the retirement, Downton has been an active member of Middlesex, ECB Cricket and MCC committees and pursued a law career in the City.

ECB chief executive David Collier said that Downton's experience in cricket and business made him 'the outstanding candidate' to replace Morris, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 17-10-2013)

cricket-news headlines

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI Punjab's big win

IPL: 3-member panel to be proposed by BCCI to SC

Kings beat RR by 7 wickets

BCCI to meet over IPL probe

IPL: Delhi Daredevils clinches thriller

BCCI names Ravi Shastri in three-member probe panel

Kings XI Punjab elect to bowl against Rajasthan Royals

Duminy takes Daredevils home against KKR

Smith all praises for Gerrard's 'loyalty, pride, passion' following Liverpool visit

Eoin Morgan credits IPL 'pressure' for helping 'long-term' cricket career

IPL: RCB beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

'Mentor' Akram hails 'special' KKR ahead of IPL clash against Delhi Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top