posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:16 AM
John Read was at pains on Thursday to accentuate the positives of his tenure as he added his resignation to those of three other high-profile England
and Wales Cricket Board figures.
Director of communications Read has informed his employers he is to call time on his four-year stint - continuing a trend of defections which now
numbers four key personalities in the past two months.
The controversial saga over England's obligations to tour Zimbabwe this autumn has, by common consent, played a significant part in the apparent
disquiet in the corridors of power at Lord's.
Des Wilson, chairman of the corporate affairs and marketing committee, was the first to leave this spring when it became clear his initially
well-received advisory study on policy for undertaking potentially controversial tours would become an irrelevance.