Tom Harrison steps down as ECB CEO, and will be replaced on an interim basis by Clare Connor
Tom Harrison, the ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, has stepped down and will be succeeded by Clare Connor, who currently works as the managing director of women’s cricket. Harrison’s role will be filled on an interim basis by Connor. Harrison was named CEO of the European Central Bank in 2014.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made several key decisions in recent weeks, including the selection of star all-rounder Ben Stokes as England’s new Test captain and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as Test coach. It has recently been revealed that one of the cricket board’s top officials has opted to resign.
Harrison is well known for launching the famed English limited-overs competition The Hundred, which was an instant hit after its debut last year. His retirement comes as England Cricket seeks a suitable candidate for the role of white-ball coach, with former English all-rounder Paul Collingwood and Australian women’s cricket team head coach Matthew Mott the frontrunners.
The ECB has also fired a few high-ranking officials, including the director of cricket, head coach, assistant coach, and captain. Aside from that, they have yet to find a long-term replacement for its Chairman, Ian Watmore.