England news March 1, 2010

Peter Wright elected to ECB board

Cricinfo staff

Peter Wright, the Nottinghamshire chairman, has been elected to the ECB board of directors by 28 votes to eight. He will succeed Jack Simmons, the former Lancashire chairman, who is standing down on March 31 having decided to retire.

Wright gained nomination from the 18 first-class counties and MCC by a 10-9 margin against Tim O'Gorman, the former Derbyshire batsman, but Wright's lack of first-class experience had raised concerns according to the Daily Telegraph.

Wright is the managing director of cricket equipment manufacturer Gunn and Moore, but he only reached second XI standard with Nottinghamshire in his playing days.