Hugh Morris to leave ECB for Glamorgan
12:01pm Monday 26th August 2013 in Sport
HUGH Morris has left his role as managing director of cricket with the England and Wales Cricket Board to return to Glamorgan.
The 49-year-old has been appointed as chief executive and managing director at the Swalec Stadium.
Morris, who was installed in the aftermath of England's 5-0 Test defeat in Australia in 2006/07, has overseen three consecutive Ashes wins in the role.
He has accepted an offer to return to the county he captained as a player, replacing current chief executive Alan Hamer who confirmed his own departure on Sunday.
Morris said: "I am very grateful to Barry (O'Brien, chairman) and the committee of Glamorgan for providing me with this opportunity and a new and exciting challenge at this stage of my career.
"I am grateful to the ECB and England cricket for their support in the last 16 years.
"I really enjoyed my time as a player with Glamorgan and now my task, which I will take on with relish, is to work with everyone at the club to increase our talent pool – particularly from Wales."
Morris led Glamorgan to the 1993 Sunday League title and helped the club win the County Championship in 1997.
An opener, he scored 19,785 runs and played three Tests for England before retiring in 1997 to take up a position with the ECB.
It is understood he will stay in his role until the end of the Ashes Down Under this winter.
O'Brien said: "We are delighted to have been able to appoint a person with the calibre of Hugh Morris who has achieved so much as managing director of England cricket.
"Hugh is also steeped in Glamorgan history having been appointed as our youngest ever captain in 1986 and during his second term as captain he led the county to the Sunday League title in 1993.
"He was also one of our most reliable and prolific batsman scoring almost 20,000 first-class runs at an average of more than 40, but in addition to being a very fine player he has demonstrated in his many roles at the ECB that he is also an administrator of the highest ability."
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