Wednesday 27 January 2010 

Derbyshire Nominate O'Gorman For ECB Chairmanship

Derbyshire Nominate O'Gorman For ECB Chairmanship
Derbyshire Nominate O'Gorman For ECB Chairmanship
 

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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