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Vikram Solanki

Vikram Solanki will replace the outgoing Dougie Brown as chairman of the PCA

The Professional Cricketers' Association has appointed Worcestershire's Vikram Solanki as its new chairman, replacing outgoing Dougie Brown.

Solanki, 32, was elected following a keenly contested election, with Shaun Udal, Dominic Cork, Mal Loye, Michael Brown and Stephen Peters also standing.

Solanki, who has made 51 one-day international appearances for England, has also captained Worcestershire for the last five years as well as sitting on the ECB cricket committee and the PCA advisory committee.

Solanki said: “I am honoured that the players have chosen me to represent them as their chairman.

“I intend to build on the superb work already being undertaken by the PCA, in acting in the best interests of our members and driving the game forward.”

Sean Morris, PCA group chief executive, added: “The office of chairman is a crucial role in the PCA and I’m looking forward to welcoming Vikram into our senior management team.

“With nearly two decades experience of both domestic and international cricket, Vikram is well equipped to assist the PCA in its central role of working with the key stakeholders to ensure improvement both on and off the field.”

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