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.