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I love it
rod/ed (IP Logged)
02 November, 2018 15:39
Ian Lovett new president of ECB.
Hopefully now some sense from ECB in the future.
"He's one of our own"

Re: I love it
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
02 November, 2018 16:08
I Love It more

Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

Re: I love it
adelaide (IP Logged)
02 November, 2018 17:16
Ian Lovett new president of ECB.
Hopefully now some sense from ECB in the future.
"He's one of our own"

So was Andrew Strauss but he seemed to go native quickly enough, whatever the Yorkies say about him fiddling player availability in Middlesex's favour.


Re: I love it
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
02 November, 2018 17:24
Congratulations to Ian on his position.
Good to have a cricket person and not a bloody shop owner.
You never know,he might do his damn best to get rid of graves and his puppet in the future.

A likeable person,who is always and will be Middlesex.

Re: I love it
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
02 November, 2018 19:20
The only times I have across Ian Lovett have been at Middlesex AGMs and forums, when he sounded like he had Middlesex’s interests and the interests of cricket at heart. Even after he stepped down as our chairman, he has often attended these meetings, and has been able to answer questions about ECB or their plans for the future. It is excellent to hear that he has been appointed as ECB president.

However, those hopeful that this role will see Lovett having great influence at ECB (and maybe even ICC) like his predecessor Giles Clarke did may be disappointed, as Cricinfo’s article on this news says that Lovett is unlikely to be an official member of the board, and that his main duties will be to represent ECB at certain events in a ceremonial manner, which sounds like a similar role to that of Middlesex president.

Re: I love it
Seaxe Boy (IP Logged)
06 November, 2018 23:14
I share the enthusiasm over this news but we must remember that it is a non-executive role.

Re: I love it
Sussex Seaxe (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 10:39
I actually worked with Ian for a while, many years ago, when he was a young bank manager and I was a humble underling. Unless he has changed enormously, he is a very affable, bright and business-like man. Although his role is non exec, I can't imagine him wanting to be merely a figurehead. He will want to have influence, even if it is behind the scenes.

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