Steve Elworthy appointed Managing Director of 2019 World Cup

Jul 20, 2016 09:02 IST

Steve ElworthySteve Elworthy, the former South Africa fast bowler, on 19 July 2016 was appointed the Managing Director (MD) of the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales.

In his new role, Elworthy will oversee the lead-up and running of the 2019 World Cup as well as the Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup. The Champions Trophy and Women's World Cup will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2017.

Elworthy has previously been the Tournament Director for the 2007 and 2009 World T20s and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Who is Steve Elworthy?

Born on 23 February 1965, Steven Elworthy is a former South African cricketer.

After 10 years of playing first class cricket, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut at age of 32 for South Africa on 3 April 1998 against Pakistan.

His test debut was on 23 July 1998 against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

He went on to play a total of four Tests and 39 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1998 and 2002.

Since his retirement, he has become a successful cricket administrator as Cricket South Africa's commercial and communications manager.

In February 2010, he was appointed as Director of Marketing and Communications for the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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