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ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson announced his decision to step down from his post after the culmination of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Richardson held the position from 2012. The former South African cricketer was a part of the ICC since 2002. Richardson revealed the thought behind the decision of quitting after the end of the mega event. Here’s what he said:
” The hardest thing as a cricketer is knowing when the time is right to retire. But for me, the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup next year is about right,”
The Chief Executive also went on to say that he is proud of the growth that the gentleman’s game has managed to attain. He said:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the ICC and I am particularly pleased with what we have achieved in recent times in creating a greater context for all formats of the game and securing increased opportunities and clear pathways for all members to play at the highest level. “
The International Cricket Council has confirmed that David Richardson will step down as Chief Executive when his contract expires post next summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup.
— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2018