The International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board jointly announced that Steve Elworthy had been appointed as Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales in 2019.
Elworthy will also have an oversight of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which will both be staged in England and Wales.
Elworthy has previously been Tournament Director for three different ICC global events: the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and the ICC World T20 tournament in 2009, which were staged in England and Wales, as well as the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament in South Africa in 2007.
A former South Africa fast bowler who played four Tests and 39 One-Day Internationals, and also featured in the Commonwealth Games 1998 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, Elworthy has also held senior management positions in Marketing and Communications with both the ECB and Cricket South Africa.
In his new role as Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World 2019, Elworthy will oversee a dedicated Lord’s based team responsible for all aspects of the tournament including marketing, logistics, cricket operations, volunteering and security.