New integrated body to run Sussex Cricket

Sussex County Cricket Club (SCCC) and Sussex Cricket Board (SCB) will merge to form one governing body Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL), it has been announced.

Friday, 30th October 2015, 8:11 am
Pictured from left to right: Luke Wright (SCCC Captain), Mark Davis (SCCC Club Coach), John Barclay (SCB Chairman), Jim May (SCCC Chairman), David Bowden (SCCC President), Zac Toumazi (SCCC/SCB Chief Executive), Tim Shutt (Head of Sussex Cricket in the Community)

A Sussex County Cricket Club statement said: “We are pleased to confirm that from 1st November 2015, Sussex County Cricket Club (SCCC) and Sussex Cricket Board (SCB) will merge to form one governing body Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL). This decision was confirmed at Special General Meetings of both existing bodies held at The County Ground on 29th October.

“SCL will be responsible for the governance and development of the whole game in the County including the 245 affiliated Clubs and the professional team which will remain called Sussex County Cricket Club. Zac Toumazi who has been the Chief Executive of both SCB and SCCC will remain as Chief Executive of SCL.

“In addition to Sussex Cricket Limited, a new charity, Sussex Cricket Foundation (SCF), has been established as a wholly owned subsidiary of SCL. The SCF will manage all charitable programmes on behalf of SCL, including the responsibilities of the existing independent charity, Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust.”

Former Sussex Captain John Barclay, Chairman of SCB, said “This will create a clear pathway for all those who love and cherish the game, at all levels and within every community, to share in Sussex Cricket’s rich heritage and its future. From cricket in the street and playground, through recreational cricket to the ‘first-class’ game, there will be one united cricket family”.

Jim May, SCCC Chairman, said “This is an historic moment in the evolution of this Club which was founded in 1839. We would like to thank everyone who has helped to bring this plan to fruition, in particular our President David Bowden. We look forward to continuing to develop cricket throughout Sussex, including our growing role of building better futures and stronger communities through the power of cricket”.

The merger has the active support of the ECB.

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