Paul Downton: ECB managing director talks about his new role and remits
Former wicketkeeper says England became "stale and defensive"
Last Updated: 12/06/14 3:24pm
Paul Downton has had a lot to deal with since becoming managing director of the ECB.
The former wicketkeeper has swapped life as a high-powered stockbroker in the City for a return to cricket and is now responsible for leading England into a new era.
Downton has already stamped his authority on the role, handing Peter Moores a second stint as national coach and bringing the curtain down on Kevin Pietersen’s England career.
The 57-year-old outlined his future plans for English cricket in a sit-down interview with Sky Sports’ Charles Colvile - which you can watch in the video above - and revealed the following:
How highly he rates Moores and how often he liaises with the new England coach
Why he sat in on the selection meeting ahead of the first Test at Lord’s
Why Alastair Cook is the right man to captain England
How England became “stale and defensive” before he took up his post in February
Why England found it so tough to deal with Mitchell Johnson in the winter
How he is focussing on working with counties and improving England’s ODI fortunes