CLOSE
Hide
Show
  • ECB 1 min read

    ECB announce new T20 Board

    Former England batsman Michael Lumb will join the new T20 Board.

    The ECB today announced the formation of a New T20 Board as the next stage in the development of its new eight-team T20 competition to start in 2020.

    The eleven-strong body will draw on independent expertise from the business and entertainment sectors alongside representatives from the First-Class county game and the ECB’s senior management team.

    Acting in an advisory role to the ECB’s main Board of Directors, the new T20 Board will have sub-committee status and oversee the design, implementation and all operational aspects of the new competition.

    Michael Lumb – the former Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Yorkshire batsman, member of England’s 2010 World T20-winning squad and a player in the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash - will act as an advisor on cricket matters.

    ECB Chairman Colin Graves will chair the New T20 Board which will meet for the first time in April. Including six independent appointees, the full list of members is:

    Sanjeev Gandhi Partner & Co-Founder, Mitchell Gandhi *

    Norman Gascoigne Chairman, Warwickshire County Cricket Club

    Sahar Hashemi Entrepreneur (co-founder of Coffee Republic & Skinny Candy)*

    Ron Kalifa Vice Chairman & former CEO of WorldPay*

    Mike McCormack MD, Universal Music Publishing Group*

    Sanjay Patel ECB Chief Commercial Officer & Managing Director, New T20

    Caroline Rowland Founder of New Moon and Senior Level Strategist*

    Scott Smith ECB Chief Financial Officer

    Gavin Warren Chairman, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

    Suzi Williams Strategic & commercial leader in brand-led consumer & media * 

    (* Denotes independent member)

    Commenting on the appointments, Sanjay Patel, Managing Director New T20 and ECB Chief Commercial Officer, said: “As we build a new competition for a new audience, it’s critical that we draw on best practice from within the wider business and entertainment industries as well as core cricket knowledge.

    “This diverse group, which includes individuals with a proven track-record of successfully launching major products and consumer brands, will help to guide our thinking and provide a formal link to the ECB’s Board. 

    “Players are the game’s most important asset and former and current players will have an important role to play in shaping our broader thinking.With huge experience of both domestic and international T20 cricket worldwide, Michael Lumb is really well-placed to give a player’s perspective and we will welcome his input into all cricket matters.”

We Are England Cricket Supporters

Sign in to We Are England Cricket Supporters

Join We Are England Cricket Supporters for FREE to get the latest news, information and highlights from England Cricket via email

You can also get access to a number of other benefits as a Supporter. Once you’ve signed up, look out for your welcome email with more information.

Sign up using your email

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Select your preferences

Additional details and preferences

We Are England Cricket Supporters sign-up is subject to our terms and conditions. Please click here to view the terms and conditions.

Our privacy notice outlines how we use your information. Please click here to view our privacy notice.

Use the verification code sent via email to activate your account.

Your England Cricket Supporters Profile

Update your details

Select your preferences Close

Additional preferences

Close

Request a new password

Set a new password.

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Resend verificaton email