13th September,Friday-Former english captain Andrew Strauss has returned to ECB as the chairman of the cricket committee.
He will take care of the "monitoring and developing the delivery" of men's and women's professional cricket, along with overseeing disability cricket, national counties, clubs and universities cricket, and the talent pathway.
He will take care of the "monitoring and developing the delivery" of men's and women's professional cricket, along with overseeing disabi lity cricket, national counties, clubs and universities cricket, and the talent pathway.
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He was earlier the director of ECB.
"It is a real pleasure to return to ECB in this new capacity. ECB and the whole cricket family have been a vital source of support over an extremely difficult year and it's really great to be back at Lord's, a place that has become a second home to me," Strauss said in a statement. "I'm extremely passionate about developing and growing cricket in England and Wales and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Cricket Committee to continually drive all aspects of the professional game, including women's, men's and disability cricket.
"I've seen first-hand how this summer of cricket has inspired more people to fall in love with the sport and I can't wait to help build on its success and support the roll-out of ECB's strategy to grow the game, Inspiring Generations."
Strauss was given the role to transform England's on-day side after their early exit in the ICC World Cup 2015 and credit has to be given to him for England winning the world cup in 2019.
Speaking about the appointment, ECB's Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: "Sir Andrew has and always will be a massive part of the cricket family and I am thrilled that he is returning to ECB in a role he is perfectly placed to take on. He excels at everything he sets his mind to - from winning the Ashes as captain of England and shaping the culture of a World Cup-winning team as our Director of England Cricket, to supporting his family under unimaginable circumstances and launching The Ruth Strauss Foundation which recently raised GBP 500,000 at the Lord's Ashes Test.
"He is an inspiration to all who work with him and I know I speak on behalf of everyone at ECB and the wider game when I say we are delighted to welcome him back in this important role. I'd also like to thank the excellent Peter Wright for his nine-year stint as Chair of the Cricket Committee. He was a top-class Chair who cares passionately about the continued success of the professional and international game in England and Wales."