South African Elworthy appointed head World Cup organiser
LONDON: South African Steve Elworthy will head up the association of the 2019 Cricket World Cup being facilitated in England and Wales after the previous universal cricketer was selected overseeing executive on Tuesday.
The 51-year-old – who showed up for The Proteas in one day internationals and played in four Tests in the wake of being topped at the ready seniority of 32 – has accumulated boundless involvement in the association of real competitions.
He was competition chief of the 2007 and 2009 World Twenty20 rivalries and the 2013 Champions Trophy held in England and Wales – an opposition he is likewise responsible for arranging for the same hosts for one year from now.
Britain and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison said Elworthy was the ideal man for the occupation in light of his past treatment of competitions.
“He has an exceptional reputation of conveying fan-accommodating competitions which have been broadly appreciated in cricket, as well as over the more extensive games industry,” said Harrison.
“Our congrats to Steve on his arrangement and we will offer him and his group all the bolster they have to convey fruitful competitions in both 2017 and 2019.”
Elworthy, who played region cricket in a troubled spell for Lancashire in 1996 and was dropped on the morning of their appearance in a one day last, said he was anticipating the greatest test of his vocation which sees it set to get in progress in May 2019.
“Since I resigned from expert cricket in 2003, I have been given some phenomenal open doors in cricket organization and dealing with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the greatest and the best yet,” said Elworthy.