England and Wales Cricket Board: Ian Watmore cleared to become chairman

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Ian Watmore will replace Colin Graves as ECB chairman

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed Ian Watmore will take up the role of chairman after a review into his conduct in a previous appointment found “no wrongdoing”.

“During an extensive process, that included a confidential review of the report referenced in media, the sub-committee has universally agreed that there was no evidence to support any allegation of wrongdoing on Ian Watmore’s part,” said an ECB statement.

Watmore is expected to start his role on 31 August.

The 61-year-old resigned as an independent non-executive director at the English Football League (EFL) in November 2018, citing poor health.

The ECB was forced to review its decision, made in February, to appoint Watmore as chairman when the Daily Mail