Morris steps down as Glamorgan's director of cricket

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13 October, 2018 11:08 AM

Morris steps down as Glamorgan's director of cricket

Hugh Morris wants to shift his focus solely on the role of Glamorgan's chief executive/Getty

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Hugh Morris, on Friday (October 12), has stepped down as the Director of Cricket for Glamorgan to shift his focus solely on the role of the club's chief executive.

Morris had indicated that the dual role he occupied could be split last month while commissioning an external review of Glamorgan's season after they finished at the bottom of Division Two in the County Championship, reports Cricbuzz.

The independent review was conducted by Huw Bevan and presented to the Glamorgan board earlier this week.

"With the disappointing performances on the pitch this season and the need to spread my time more evenly across the business, it has been decided to split the chief executive and director of cricket roles at the club," Morris said.

"Next year we have four Cricket World Cup matches at Sophia Gardens, as well as an IT20 match, followed by the ECB's new competition in 2020 and the new international calendar. We are also working with Cricket Wales on developing a strategy for cricket in Wales to grow the game across the country. "

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the position but this is the right time for myself and the club to bring in someone with a fresh perspective to lead the department and bring success to Glamorgan on the field. " The club will begin its search for Morris's successor soon.