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Colin Graves is confirmed as ECB deputy chairman
Yorkshire’s Colin Graves has been officially elected as the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new deputy chairman after winning the recent election for the prestigious post.
Graves, the Yorkshire chairman, beat Essex’s Nigel Hilliard in a ballot involving the first-class counties and the MCC and replaces Denis Amiss in the post following their annual meeting in May.
He was nominated for the post after winning the ballot and today the 41 members of the ECB, which comprises the 18 first-class counties, 21 county boards, the MCC and the Minor Counties Cricket Association, officially elected him until the ECB’s annual meeting in 2016.
Formerly the owner of supermarket chain Costcutter, Graves has been Yorkshire’s chairman since 2006 and took on the title of executive chairman and the added responsibility of the day-to-day running of the club last summer following Stewart Regan’s departure as chief executive in 2010.
Now Graves will be busier with his ECB role, Yorkshire are expected to appoint a new chief executive in the coming months to help with the running of the club,