South African Steve Elworthy has been appointed as the head organiser of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup being hosted in England and Wales. Steve Elworthy, who played 39 ODIs and four Tests for South Africa after being capped at the ripe old age of 32, has accrued vast experience in the organisation of major tournaments. He was tournament director of the 2007 and 2009 World Twenty20 competitions and the 2013 Champions Trophy held in England and Wales.
After being appointed as the head organiser of ICC World cup 2019, Steve Elworthy said, “Since I retired from professional cricket in 2003, I have been given some fantastic opportunities in cricket administration and managing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the biggest and the best yet.” England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive officer Tom Harrison said Elworthy was the perfect man for the job based on his previous handling of tournaments. “He has an outstanding track record of delivering fan-friendly tournaments which have been widely admired not just in cricket, but across the wider sports industry, Our congratulations to Steve on his appointment and we will be offering him and his team all the support they need to deliver successful tournaments in both 2017 and 2019,” said Harrison.