Friday, 1 February 2013
Colin Graves wants ECB role
Yorkshire executive chairman Colin Graves has confirmed that he will stand, along with Essex chairman Nigel Hillard, to become the new deputy chairman of the ECB.
A vacancy has been created by the decision of Dennis Amiss not to seek re-election after six years as deputy to Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman.
Graves, who confirmed that he would be standing to the other first-class counties and MCC, has been an ECB board member since 2010 and would relish the opportunity of taken on the role.
“I am no longer involved with Costcutter so I do have time to be ECB deputy chairman if I was given the opportunity,” said Graves.
“I have business experience and I also have experience of county cricket and of an international venue. I don’t see the role of deputy chairman as being a passive one. I think it should be a very proactive role, helping the board and the counties.
“My role as executive chairman at Yorkshire would continue and I believe would enhance Yorkshire’s prominence within the governing body.”
The ECB vice chairman will be decided by a ballot of the 18 first-class counties plus the MCC followed by ratification by the full MCC membership in early February.