Roddy Smith, chief executive of Edinburgh-based Cricket Scotland for the past decade, has quit, prompting a search just months ahead of the World Cup.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cricket Scotland and it’s hard to believe I have been there so long” said Smith. “I am delighted that I leave an organisation in good health with a growing game and after a year of exceptional onfield performances by national teams at all levels.”
Most of those have come at youth level and there has been some disquiet in cricketing circles as the impact of national policies pushed through by Smith on the club scene particularly the withdrawal of players and the end of a national league. A lack of regular Saltires fixtures in 2014 was also a concern. But Smith goes out on a high with World Cup qualification.