THE Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League have created posts for two new board members.

Naz Hussain – a popular figure within the league for many years – has been appointed as the league’s ethnicity diversity and inclusion officer.

He is vice-chairman of the National Asian Cricket Council and is employed by Yorkshire County Cricket Club as their groundsman at Park Avenue.

Alongside these roles, Naz is also development officer for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, working on the Core Cities Project, in which he has led several key initiatives, including the formation of a thriving women’s cricket programme at Park Avenue.

Naz has played in the Bradford League for Queensbury, Laisterdyke, Bowling Old Lane and Undercliffe, and was part of the latter’s title-winning side in 1997.

After retiring as a player, he served as their vice-chairman of cricket and was later chairman of cricket.

In 2009, he became a member of the Bradford League’s management board, who he served for five years.

Naz’s appointment follows closely on the heels of Bradford’s Mahboob Hussain becoming Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s ethnicity diversity and inclusion officer.

The other new board post is the women’s and girls’ participation officer.

Meanwhile, Mark Heald – the league’s chief executive officer – announced that the posts of marketing officer and cricket operations officer will be permanent additions to the board, which will make the body “more efficient”.