Andrew Strauss, the former captain of the England, is stepping down from the post of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He has been working in different positions of ECB for almost six years. He will resign at the board’s annual general meeting next month. Now the ECB director has decided to step down from that responsibility. This information has been informed by the ECB.
The annual general meeting of the ECB will be held next month. The 46-year-old former left-handed opening batsman will officially resign there.
Strauss said, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with ECB and am proud to have contributed to the success of the England team. Due to increased responsibilities outside of this organization, I have decided to step down from this current role.
Strauss served as the manager of the England men’s cricket team from 2015 to 2018. He was also the Acting Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket from February to May 2022. Since September 2022, Strauss has been serving as the Chairman of the Strategic Advisory and Performance Cricket Committee.
After that, Strauss also served as the chairman of the cricket committee. But as the responsibilities increased, he decided to resign. Strauss reviewed a high performance following England’s 4–0 loss in the 2021 Ashes. The ECB implemented 15 of the 17 recommendations made in that review.
Meanwhile, in addition to Strauss, the ECB’s Chief Operating Officer David Mahon is also leaving. However, he will remain on the board till September 1. The ECB is yet to confirm who will replace them. Besides, he has decided to step down from the ECB due to increasing other responsibilities.