Yorkshire seeking chief exec
Yorkshire have announced they intend to appoint a chief executive after executive chairman Colin Graves was yesterday nominated to become deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The county has been without a chief executive since 2010, when Stewart Regan left to take up the same position at the Scottish Football Association, with Graves assuming key responsibilities at the club since.
“We will be looking to appoint a new chief executive sooner rather than later,” said Graves. “We were going to do it anyway this year, so we’re just bringing the process forward.
“We haven’t got anyone in mind and we will advertise on our website and on the ECB website in the next two weeks. When the new person is appointed, I’ll revert back to being just a normal chairman.”
Yorkshire will play MCC this year as part of the club's 150th anniversary celebrations. The 50-over game will take place at Headingley Carnegie on June 26 with an 11am start.
"We are delighted that MCC has agreed to come and play the first team at Headingley in our 150th year," Graves added.
"We expect a very competitive match featuring some world-class talent. Out of all the events planned in our sesquicentennial year, this will be the one where the vast majority of members and cricket fans from across the county can bask in the history and glory of our great club.
"With the match taking place just three days after the ICC Champions Trophy final, which is being held in England, we are hopeful that MCC can call upon some world-class players to play in the game."
MCC president Mike Griffith said: "MCC is honoured to have been invited to play against Yorkshire CCC as part of the county's 150th anniversary celebrations. The day promises to be a wonderful occasion, and I am sure that we will be treated to some excellent cricket from both sides.
"Yorkshire's contribution to the English game over the past 150 years is without parallel - it has produced some of this country's finest cricketers and achieved unprecedented success in the domestic first-class game. It was always said that a strong Yorkshire meant a strong England, but the talent and passion for cricket in the county runs all the way down to the grass roots.
"It is fitting that MCC and Yorkshire, two cricket clubs with such rich histories and with members united by their love for the game, can come together to celebrate this achievement."