Tom Harrison to step down as ECB chief
England will soon have a new cricket chief with Tom Harrison to step down from the role next month
17 May 2022, 08:30 PM AEST
England cricket chief executive Tom Harrison will step down in June after more than seven years in the role.
Clare Connor, who is currently Managing Director of England Women's Cricket, is set to take over when Harrison leaves until a permanent successor has been appointed, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.
"It has been a huge honour to be CEO of the ECB for the past seven years," Harrison said, adding the last two years in the role had been challenging.
"But we have pulled together to get through the pandemic, overcome cricket's biggest financial crisis, and committed to tackling discrimination and continuing the journey towards becoming the inclusive, welcoming sport we strive to be.
"I have put everything into this role, but I believe now is the right time to bring in fresh energy to continue this work."
Harrison's decision comes amid plenty of churn in English cricket following a 5-0 Ashes hammering.
All-rounder Ben Stokes has been appointed as the new captain of the Test team, replacing Joe Root, and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was named head coach in the longest format.
Australia women's coach Matt Mott is said to be in the running to take over the men's ODI team.