The ECB Board met last night and has agreed to restart the process for recruiting its next permanent Chair.
Following an ongoing process involving a number of strong candidates undertaking interviews with both the Nominations Committee and a Cricket Panel it was felt that no single candidate was able to fully meet the criteria to become next Chair.
In light of this, the Board decided that the process should now be restarted. A new Nominations Committee will be appointed, chaired by Senior Independent Director Brenda Trenowden, to run the new process.
In light of extending timelines in appointing a new ECB Chair, Barry O’Brien, who has been standing-in as Interim Chair since October, will now step-down from the role due to ill health and hand over to Deputy Chair, Martin Darlow.