ECB suffer huge blow as director Steve Elworthy – who helped mastermind The Hundred and 2019 World Cup – leaves post after 13 years to replace Richard Gould at Surrey
- The ECB suffer another blow with the departure of administrator Steve Elworthy
- The 56-year-old was appointed as the new chief executive of Surrey on Thursday
- Elworthy became a hugely respected figure in a number of different roles
- He helped deliver the successful running of the Hundred as tournament director
- Elworthy was also the managing director of the 2019 World Cup won by England
The beleaguered ECB have suffered another blow with the departure of key administrator Steve Elworthy, who was today appointed as the new chief executive of Surrey.
The former South Africa Test cricketer has been with the ECB since 2008, but has opted to leave Lord’s for the Oval, where he will replace the recently departed Richard Gould.
Elworthy became a hugely respected figure whilst delivering a number of different roles for the ECB, most recently helping to deliver the successful first running of the Hundred as tournament director having last year taken charge of master-minding the bio-secure Covid bubbles at Old Trafford and the Ageas Bowl that salvaged England’s international summer.
ECB have suffered another blow with the departure of key administrator Steve Elworthy (left)
The 56-year-old had previously been the managing director of the 2019 World Cup, which was won by England in unforgettable fashion at Lord’s, before being appointed as the ECB’s director of Special Projects after the tournament.
Elworthy’s departure comes at a tricky time for the ECB, who have been widely criticised for withdrawing England’s men’s and women’s teams from a planned tour to Pakistan next month in a move that even the British High Commissioner for the country has condemned.
The ECB are also struggling to salvage this winter’s Ashes tour amidst the threat of a player boycott, which increased this morning after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would not give the touring party any favours by lifting travel and quarantine restrictions.
Elworthy helped deliver the successful first running of the Hundred as tournament director