Hugh Morris steps down as Glamorgan director of cricket

Glamorgan will seek to appoint a new cricket director after Hugh Morris left his dual role to focus on his work as the club's executive director.

The potential change was marked in advance by Morris when he commissioned an external Review of the Glamorgan season. The County of Wales ended at the end of the Second Division of the Championship, winning only twice, and failed to exit the group stage either in the Vitality Blast or the Royal London Cup.

Morris returned to the county where he spent his career as a player in 2014, having served as general manager of England cricket since 2007. The club will begin its search for his successor immediately.

Huw Bevan, who was a strength and conditioning coach at the ECB during Morris's time with England, led the independent review, which was presented to the Glamorgan board this week.

"With the disappointing performances on the field this season and the need to distribute my time more evenly throughout the business, it was decided to split the executive director and director of cricket roles at the club," said Morris.

"Next year we will have four matches of the Cricket World Cup in Sophia Gardens, as well as an IT20 match, followed by the new ECB competition in 2020 and the new international international calendar competition. Cricket Wales in the development of a strategy for cricket in Wales to grow the game across the country.

"I really enjoyed my time in the position, but this is the right time for me and the club to bring someone. with a new perspective to lead the department and bring success to Glamorgan in the field. "


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