Harry Chathli (Photo credit: SWPix.com)

The board of directors of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited (YCCC) confirmed that it has elected to appoint Harry Chathli as its new Chair.

The highly regarded business leader takes over from interim Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, bringing a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to the Club.

Mr Chathli’s appointment as Chair follows his election as a Non-Executive Director (NED) becoming effective, after a members vote at the Club’s recent extraordinary general meeting and the registration by the Financial Conduct Authority of relevant changes to the YCCC’s rules.

Mr Chathli succeeds interim Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will continue to serve on the board as a NED.

Mr Chathli said: “It’s an honour and privilege to be appointed Chair of one of the most iconic clubs in the cricketing world and a renowned contributor to English cricket heritage.

“Cricket is at an inflexion point with unprecedented growth reaching new audiences who are attracted by the variety of formats.

“YCCC has played its part in this growth within the men’s cricket and has also been at the forefront of development of women’s cricket in the country. I am also proud of the fact we are championing disability and LGBTQ+ cricket.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tanni for her excellent stewardship of the Club through a very challenging period this year. YCCC is an exceptional club and I’m looking forward to working with her, the Board and the management team in bringing some trophies back to the Club.”

Stephen Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited, said: “We are delighted to welcome Harry to the Board and as Chair at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

“Harry brings strong business acumen and experience, and I am sure this positive impact that will benefit Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Family as a whole.

“The Board looks forward to working with Harry and collectively we are committed to delivering long-term success that YCCC members deserve.”