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Richard Gould with King Charles III at a youth cricket event at The Oval in May 2017 (Picture: Alamy).
Cricket

Former tank commander appointed CEO of England and Wales Cricket Board

NAME Richard Gould CREDIT Alamy DATE 24102022.jpg
Richard Gould with King Charles III at a youth cricket event at The Oval in May 2017 (Picture: Alamy).

Former Army Tank Commander Richard Gould has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the England and Wales Cricket Board. 

His appointment comes after his predecessor Tom Harrison stepped down in June, and ex-England women's captain Clare Connor has filled the position on an interim basis and will continue in the post until Gould's arrival. 

Gould, 52, will move from his current job as CEO of Bristol City Football Club to take up the post at the end of January. 

He said: "I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead our game forward in England and Wales as part of a talented and committed team that encompasses the ECB, every cricket club in the land, all the counties, our partners, sponsors, fans and the army of players and volunteers that support the game in every corner of our country.

"I look forward to taking up the role in the new year, but for now will be an armchair fan supporting our men's team in the T20 World Cup in Australia, whilst the women prepare for their T20 World Cup challenge in February."

Before entering sports administration, Gould trained at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before serving six years as a Tank Commander in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment.