Rob Key appointed as England's Managing Director of Cricket

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Rob Key appointed as England's Managing Director of Cricket

Rob Key is also officially England's new Managing Director. The England and Wales Cricket Board said in a media release about his role. "Key will be responsible for the strategy behind the England Men's cricket teams and the performance pathways leading into them.

He will also take a key role as part of the High Performance Review which will begin shortly," "It is an absolute honour to take up this role. The chance to have an impact and make a difference is an opportunity given to very few and I will give it everything I have to try shape the next great era of English Men's cricket," Key said "I have absolutely loved my time at Sky and I could never have imagined leaving were it not for this incredible opportunity.

I'd like to personally thank Bryan Henderson and everyone in the team for their help and support. Key is happy for this opportunity and will try to seize it. "Although at this current moment it has been a challenging time in English cricket, I also think it's as exciting a time as I can remember.

With two of our teams near or at the top of the world rankings and an undoubted amount of talent in our game, I hope to try and bring everyone along for the ride so we can all help take English Men's cricket to new heights across all formats," he added.

Rob Key's role

Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer said he believes Rob will play a significant role and can help with his experience and knowledge "Following a thorough recruitment process, Rob stood out in a very competitive field.

His passion and knowledge of the game at domestic and international level is outstanding. He is a proven leader and combines an approachable nature with fresh original thinking and resilience which will stand him in good stead.

He will bring a lot to the role and I am sure players and staff alike will enjoy working with Rob. I have no doubt he will relish the challenge before us," Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer said. "I'd like to thank Andrew for agreeing to step back into the role on an interim basis.

To have someone of his experience and skillset during the transition and recruitment process was invaluable. He remains a huge asset to English and Welsh Cricket."