The board of directors of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited (YCCC or the Club) has appointed Harry Chathli as the new Chair of the Club. He was appointed as Chair following his election as a Non-Executive Director (NED) becoming effective, after members vote at the Club’s recent extraordinary general meeting and the registration by the Financial Conduct Authority of relevant changes to the Club’s rules.
Chathli succeeds interim Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will continue to serve on the board as a NED.
Chathli said: “It’s an honour and privilege to be appointed Chair of one of the most iconic clubs in the cricketing world and a renowned contributor to English cricket heritage. “Cricket is at an inflexion point with unprecedented growth reaching new audiences who are attracted by the variety of formats. YCCC has played its part in this growth within the men’s cricket and has also been at the forefront of development of women’s cricket in the country. I am also proud of the fact that we are championing disability and LGBTQ+ cricket.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tanni for her excellent stewardship of the Club through a very challenging period this year. YCCC is an exceptional club and I'm looking forward to working with her, the Board and the management team in bringing some trophies back to the Club.”