Johnny Grave appointed WICB chief executive

West Indies Cricket Board on Monday (January 9) appointed Johnny Grave as its new chief executive, a post that has been vacant since Michael Muirhead stepped down last year.

Grave, who is set to quit as Commercial Director of Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) in the UK – a position he has held for the past nine years – will take over the role at WICB from February.

Among Grave’s top priorities as CEO will be to oversee “WICB’s US$40 million budget, the creation of new commercial opportunities, helping to drive revenue into the whole game, along with an increased focus on player relations and improved performances on and off the field,” the WICB stated in its media release.

Commenting on the appointment, WICB president Dave Cameron said, “Johnny has a proven track record of success in his career to date and a huge amount of relevant experience and will add exceptional value to the organisation. Johnny was the unanimous choice of the interview panel and clearly shares our vision for the future of West Indies Cricket.”

Speaking about his new role, Grave said, “I am delighted to have been given the honour of becoming the new CEO of the WICB. I am genuinely excited by the opportunity of improving cricket at all levels within the region and am looking forward to working with the many stakeholders who are committed to the long-term development of West Indies Cricket.”

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