Chief executive ready to hand over to Vaughan May 4, 2007

Snedden finishes after six years in charge

Cricinfo staff

Martin Snedden is sad to be stepping down © Getty Images

Martin Snedden has ended his role as New Zealand Cricket's chief executive after six years in the job. Snedden will be replaced by Justin Vaughan, the former Test player, and is leaving to join the company organising the 2011 rugby World Cup.

"I have enjoyed my time at New Zealand Cricket and admit to feeling some sadness that I am leaving after a long association as a player, board member and chief executive," he said. Snedden began his international career as a medium-pace bowler in 1981 and played 25 Tests and 93 ODIs.

"I would like to thank the management and staff of New Zealand Cricket, the major and district associations, our commercial partners and contracted players for their efforts and the support they have given me during my time as chief executive." Vaughan, who is a qualified medical doctor, will take over in June.