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Graves extends tenure as ECB chairman

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that its members have voted in favour of chairman Colin Graves remaining in his role for a further six months.

The extension will run from May 2020 to November 2020 and will enable Graves to oversee the first season of The Hundred, a new competition that forms a major part of the ECB’s game-wide, five-year strategic plan, Inspiring Generations.

The special resolution was proposed by the ECB’s non-executive directors and approved by its members during yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) annual general meeting. Graves’ tenure had been due to expire next May.

The ECB said it will begin the search for Graves’ successor in September. The process will be managed by the Nominations Committee and conducted in accordance with the ECB’s Articles of Association.

Yesterday’s AGM also saw the ECB membership approve a resolution to extend Lord Patel’s term of office as the organisation’s senior independent director for a further three years.