Former international fast bowler Steve Elworthy has been appointed Managing Director of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The South African paceman, who played four Tests and 39 ODIs, will also have an oversight of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which will both be staged in England and Wales.
Elworthy has previously been Tournament Director for three different ICC global events: the 2013 Champions Trophy and the 2009 World T20, which were staged in England and Wales, as well as the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007.
Bulawayo-born Elworthy featured in the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 1999 World Cup, and has also held senior management positions in Marketing and Communications with both the ECB and Cricket South Africa.
In his new role as Managing Director of the global event to be staged in England and Wales, Elworthy will oversee a dedicated Lord’s-based team responsible for all aspects of the tournament including marketing, logistics, cricket operations, volunteering and security.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson welcomed Elworthy’s appointment and said: ‘Steve is well respected and enjoys an excellent relationship with the ICC Events staff. He has a proven track record as a cricket administrator. I’m confident that the ICC and Steve’s team will work together to ensure they scale new heights in delivering an unforgettable event for players, spectators, media and sponsors.’
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