Botham replaces Gatting as president January 7, 2008

Sean Morris to head Professional Cricketers' Association

Cricinfo staff

Former Hampshire batsman Sean Morris has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association, replacing Richard Bevan who stood down at the end of last year.

Sir Ian Botham will succeed Mike Gatting as PCA president. "I'm very proud," he said, "and will do all I can to ensure players continue to be looked after and championed." Gatting had been in the honorary role for almost two decades.

"Ian will bring a fresh perspective and help build further profile for the PCA," PCA chairman Tim O'Gorman said. "I would like to thank Mike for the huge amount of time and undying commitment he has given."

Jason Ratcliffe was promoted from group director to assistant chief executive.