Fraser set for Middlesex post
Middlesex are set to appoint former player Angus Fraser as their new managing director of cricket, with Shaun Udal also named captain.
Last Updated: 27/10/08 12:38pm
Middlesex are set to appoint former player Angus Fraser as their new managing director of cricket, with Shaun Udal also named captain for next season.
The county are currently involved in the Stanford Super Series, losing by 12 runs to England in Antigua on Sunday evening, but chief executive Vinny Codrington revealed the imminent appointment.
"We haven't finalised everything yet, Angus has gone on holiday and we're in Antigua and we expect to sign contracts when we get home," Codrington said in a statement.
"As it became fairly public knowledge we wanted to confirm that he's the man we want and that we have agreed terms with Gus to start the role in January.
"Gus is Middlesex through and through and we'll be very fortunate to have him.
"Middlesex are moving away from the old-fashioned committee style and getting somebody to be responsible and accountable for everything in relation to cricket.
"It's not a tracksuit job, it's not about being in the first-team dressing room and it's not going to step on (coach) Toby Radford's toes, but Gus is going to be ultimately responsible for everything that is Middlesex cricket, from first-team to grass roots."
Fraser's first recommendation was that Udal be offered the captaincy and the former England spinner said: "It is an unbelievable honour to captain this great and proud club and it is my intention to return it to its glory days of years gone by.
"I have been fortunate to have achieved a few things in my career but this is right up there with my proudest moments.
"I also applaud the choice of Gus Fraser and look forward enormously to working closely with him."