ICC chief executive David Richardson to step down after 2019 World Cup
The 58-year-old has been in charge since 2012
Last Updated: 03/07/18 3:18pm
David Richardson will step down from his role as chief executive of the International Cricket Council following next summer's World Cup.
The 58-year-old was promoted to the position in 2012, having previously served as the ICC's general manager of cricket, and will leave when his current contract expires.
"The hardest thing as a cricketer is knowing when the time is right to retire. But for me, the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup next year is about right," the former South African wicketkeeper said.
"I will certainly do all I can over the next 12 months to ensure that we complete our work on the new global strategy for cricket aimed at growing the game both in our traditional and new markets, and, in particular put on a World Cup that does the game proud."
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar added: "David will be missed by everyone in the game, but this is an opportunity for the ICC to drive forward our new global growth strategy, which David has played an integral part in developing, under new leadership.
"A global recruitment process will now get underway to identify the right person to lead the ICC."