Glamorgan Director of Cricket Matthew Maynard is to leave the club following a restructuring process designed to improve the county's on-field performances.
A statement fom the club explained:
"After careful consideration, the Committee of Glamorgan Cricket, lead by Club Chairman Paul Russell and Chief Executive Alan Hamer, have determined, that the club can no longer accept the poor standard that has been the case for the last five years and therefore have proposed a number of strategic measures to try and improve the Club’s performance going forward.
"The first stage in the strategy to reverse the playing fortunes of the Club, has seen the appointment of a new captain in Alviro Petersen.
"In addition, the Club proposes to recruit a Managing Director of Cricket, whose appointment it is hoped will be announced within the coming days. This new role, which is a significant appointment, will encompass all aspects of the management of cricket at the Club.
"Over the past few years, both Glamorgan and Welsh cricket have produced a number of talented young players and it will be an important part of the new director’s role, that these cricketers achieve their maximum potential. The Club has come to the decision that it can no longer rely upon signings from other counties to seek to achieve success.
"Unfortunately, we have been unable to persuade the Club’s current Director of Cricket, Matthew Maynard, of the benefits of this proposed new strategy. Regrettably he has today tendered his resignation with immediate effect, which the Club has accepted with the greatest possible reluctance. Matthew’s contribution to the Club over many years, both as a player and as coach, has been immense."
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