London:Chief executive David Collier defended the England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) on Sunday in the wake of criticism over its dealings with Allen Stanford.
Collier insisted he would not be resigning and stressed that he believed he and the ECB's actions in relation the Texan billionaire were beyond reproach.
The ECB chief told BBC Radio Five: "I have been extremely heartened that many people involved in cricket - and I suppose having worked in the game for 30 years I've probably got as many contacts as anyone - have urged me to continue what they see as the immense progress we've made over the last four years.
"I've certainly looked back and said 'would we have been able to do things differently' and I believe that as professionals we went through all the correct contract procedures. Clearly the board correctly signed off all of the agreements.
"I believe therefore that I could not have done more at that time and I don't think the board could have done more. "So the answer is no (to whether he had considered resigning) on that."
The ECB terminated all contracts with Stanford on Friday, and will not be taking part in any further Stanford Twenty20 matches in Antigua or his proposed international quadrangular Twenty20 events in England, the first of which was due to be played at Lord's in May.
Negotiations between the ECB and Stanford were suspended on Tuesday when it was revealed that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had charged the Texan tycoon with an alleged nine billion dollar fraud.
Asked whether he and chairman Giles Clarke had discussed their positions, Collier added: "Certainly I've discussed that with Giles but more importantly members of the board have been phoning to say we have full confidence and you must carry on.
"We've looked back at all of the events and said 'what more could we have done at the time?' It's not as though we've been involved in any of the fraud that is alleged. This is another party altogether."
Collier was non-committal about the possibility of the ECB returning the money received for last year's Twenty20 events.