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Colin Graves wants ECB role

— 1 February 2013

Yorkshire executive chairman Colin Graves has confirmed that he will stand, along with Essex chairman Nigel Hillard, to become the new deputy chairman of the ECB.

A vacancy has been created by the decision of Dennis Amiss not to seek re-election after six years as deputy to Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman.

Graves, who confirmed that he would be standing to the other first-class counties and MCC, has been an ECB board member since 2010 and would relish the opportunity of taken on the role.

“I am no longer involved with Costcutter so I do have time to be ECB deputy chairman if I was given the opportunity,” said Graves.

“I have business experience and I also have experience of county cricket and of an international venue. I don’t see the role of deputy chairman as being a passive one. I think it should be a very proactive role, helping the board and the counties.

“My role as executive chairman at Yorkshire would continue and I believe would enhance Yorkshire’s prominence within the governing body.”

The ECB vice chairman will be decided by a ballot of the 18 first-class counties plus the MCC followed by ratification by the full MCC membership in early February.


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