Dave Richardson, the former South Africa wicketkeeper and ICC general manager (cricket), has been picked by the ICC board to succeed Haroon Lorgat as chief executive. The board will recommend Richardson's name at the ICC annual conference in June, when Lorgat's term ends. Richardson will be the first former Test cricketer to occupy this position.
The ICC nominations committee had met in Mumbai on Sunday to interview four candidates - the others included ECB chief executive David Collier - for the role and on Thursday obtained the ICC board's support for Richardson.
Richardson called the nomination a "great honour." "I am delighted with this opportunity and thank the ICC board for their approval. It has been a privilege to serve as ICC general manager, and that work will continue until such time as the ICC annual conference ratifies my nomination."