The former England captain assumed the positions in September 2020 after previously serving as the director of England men’s cricket from 2015 to 2018.
The England and Wales Cricket Board stated that Andrew Strauss will retire from both his positions as chairman of the performance cricket committee and strategic adviser to the board at the end of the month.
The former England captain, who had previously worked as the England men’s cricket team’s director between 2015 and 2018, assumed the positions in September 2020.
“I’ve had a great time working at the ECB, and I’m happy to have helped our England teams have some good times. A statement from Strauss on Friday read, “Unfortunately, I’ve decided it’s time to leave my current position due to growing obligations outside the firm.
At the board’s annual general meeting in May, the 46-year-old will formally resign.
After England lost the 2021 Ashes series 4-0, Strauss was given the assignment to conduct a high-performance review.
There were 17 recommendations in his report, including fewer games in the County Championship and specific times for white-ball competitions.
However, it did not sit well with county supporters, and ECB CEO Richard Gould even went so far as to refer to the proposal to change the format of domestic cricket as “dead in the water”.
“Andrew has given outstanding service to English cricket over many years in a number of different roles,” ECB Chair Richard Thompson stated in response to Strauss’ resignation. Throughout my tenure as Chair, I have valued his counsel and knowledge greatly and have enjoyed working with him.
“We are presently putting the great majority of his excellent High Performance Review’s suggestions into action, which I believe will assist our England Men’s team maintain its success. Without a doubt, he has a lot more to offer the game, and I hope he comes back in the future.
In addition, Penny Avis, Baroness Zahida Manzoor, Jennifer Owen Adams, and Gareth Williams were named non-executive directors by the ECB.
The annual general meeting in May will approve the appointments. The ECB said that two other appointments will be made “in due course”.