The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has this week announced that Steve Elworthy MBE will take up the new role of director of special projects following this summer’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Elworthy (pictured below) is currently serving as managing director of the tournament. Under his new role, he will support ECB chief executive Tom Harrison on various initiatives across the body, including working alongside Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred, the ECB’s new men’s and women’s competition due to launch in 2020.

Elworthy joined the ECB in 2008 as the tournament director of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. He was subsequently named director of marketing and communications in 2010 before becoming director of global events in 2013 and managing director of this year’s World Cup in July 2016.

NHL ice hockey team Tampa Bay Lightning has hired Andrew McIntyre to oversee innovation and technology, the Tampa Bay Business Journal has reported.

McIntyre served as vice-president of technology for the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team from June 2011.

Rob Hulls, former Deputy Premier of the Australian state of Victoria, has been announced as the newest member of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, which owns the Kardinia Park stadium in South Geelong.

Hulls will commence his position on the Trust immediately. Kardinia Park has a capacity of 34,000 and serves as the home of the Geelong Cats AFL Aussie rules team.

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Elworthy image: ECB