The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Paul Downton has resigned from his position as managing director after a prolonged period of significant pressure from the public, BBC Sport report.
Downton is infamously known as the man who was behind the sacking and removal of captain Kevin Pietersen, a decision which may have played a role in his eventual departure.
After England’s abysmal World Cup showing from the one-day squad as they crashed out at the Group stage, the Cricket fans in England have been calling for change. For a while, it seemed as though Head coach Peter Moores would eventually pay for the debacle, but he remains in charge – for now.
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This latest development may see the return of the outspoken Pietersen, however Moores was recently quoted as saying that the former captain was “not on the radar”, according to the report, as England prepare for a three-Test series starting next week.