Former ICC Elite Panel Umpire Steve Davis has been appointed as a Cricket Liaison Officer.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced Davis’ appointment to the role – whose new duties will include supporting umpires, groundsmen, counties and the ECB by providing detailed reports of activity throughout domestic competitions.
Australian Davis retired from umpiring last year following the five-match ODI series between England and New Zealand. Since 1992 he has umpired 57 Tests, 135 ODIs and 26 iT20s including three World Cups, five World T20s and two Champions Trophies.
Chris Kelly, ECB Umpires’ Manager, said: “Appointing people of Steve’s calibre shows we are prepared to invest in the level of support we give to a range of people on match days – not least the umpires.
“His vast experience behind the stumps and extensive knowledge of the professional game will make him a valuable addition to the team.”
The CLO role was introduced at the start of last season and the current four-man team includes three former First Class cricketers – Tony Pigott, Phil Whitticase and Graham Cowdrey, plus the former rugby league referee, Stuart Cummings.