England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has
appointed former England
wicketkeeper, Paul Downton, as managing director of cricket in the place of Hugh
Morris. He will start his job in February next year. England
Paul Downton played county cricket for Middlesex and Kent. He made his international debut in 1977 and played till 1988. In his 10 years of cricket career, he played 30 Tests and 28 ODIs for national cricket team.
Geoff Miller, who was in the position since 2008 as the Chairman of Selectors and National Selector, will be replaced by former
batsman, James Whitaker, on January 1. England
In August, Hugh Morris announced that he will join Glamorgan for whom he previously played as chief executive and director of cricket.