Ian Watmore has stepped down as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB confirmed the matter in a statement on Thursday (October 7th).
Ian Watmore has been the chairman of the ECB since December last year. He replaced Colin Graves but did not last long. As a reason, he said, he has left for the betterment of himself and English cricket.
"I am very sorry to announce that I am stepping down as ECB chairman," he said. This decision is for the good of myself and the game I love. I was appointed to this post before the epidemic. But now I understand that the responsibility given to me is different from the original idea. This has had a negative effect on me personally.
Barry O'Brien, the current head of the ECB, will be acting interim chairman following the resignation of Ian Watmore.
Although he has indicated to the board, he does not want to be a candidate for the position. That is why the ECB will soon look for a new president.