Derbyshire have nominated their former player Tim O'Gorman for the position of chairman of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), also revealing that Leicestershire and Kent have seconded O'Gorman's nomination for the position.
42-year-old O'Gorman played 117 first-class and 130 One-Day games for Derbyshire between 1987 and 1996 and since his retirement has remained involved in cricket with the MCC and the Professional Cricketers' Association.
Don Amott, Derbyshire chairman, said: “Our committee are firm in their belief that a candidate with experience as a professional cricketer should be nominated. That coupled with Tim’s enthusiasm to do the job makes him, we believe, the perfect candidate.
“Having played the game professionally for almost a decade and being heavily involved in cricket in an off the field capacity since then, Tim has all the required knowledge and experience to be a successful Chairman of Cricket.”
Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris added: “Having played in the same Derbyshire team as Tim for many years, and then having continued to see his valuable work with the PCA, I believe Tim to be an outstanding candidate for the position.”
O’Gorman said: “I am delighted that the Derbyshire Chairman and committee have chosen to propose me for the position.
“I believe I can do a good job in this role and it is nice to have the backing of the club I used to play for – I really am touched by their support.”
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