New Delhi:Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced the appointment of former Hampshire player Sean Morris as their new Chief Executive Officer.
"The Rajasthan Royals are a huge success story and I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive and successful organization. On the field they are the most innovative and charismatic IPL side and have developed a huge international following. The vision and professionalism of the Club is second to none, and I look forward to working with the players, the board, our sponsors and the fans to build on the huge achievements so far," Morris said.
Morris, who played for Hamshire for six seasons in the 1990s, quit professional cricket due to an injury.
In January 2008 Sean was appointed as CEO of the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) where he guided the PCA through possibly the most turbulent period in the game's history and amidst this backdrop he built bridges with all the major stakeholders in the game including the ECB, the MCC, the Counties, the ICC and the IPL.
He also played a major role in England team's return to India after the Mumbai attacks and creating of a window for England players to participate in the IPL.
"Sean represents a great addition to the outstanding existing management team. He brings a strong mix of skills, and a real enthusiasm for the IPL. His international experience and relationships afford us great scope to continue to build the brand across the world," Manoj Badale, Chairman of Rajasthan Royals said.
Team captain Shane Warne also expressed happiness on Morris' association with the Royals.
"I am delighted that Sean will be joining the Rajasthan Royals management team. He is well respected by players around the world and we look forward to him helping us build on the phenomenal successes that we have enjoyed so far," Warne said.