Emirates Cricket Board announces departure of Chief Executive David East

Emirates Cricket Board has announced that its Chief Executive, David East, is to leave the organisation at the end of December, 2018.


East has been with the ECB for 6 years, and in his time has stewarded the introduction of professional contracts for its full time players, and established a strategic partnership for high performance with ICC Academy in Dubai.  


He has also been instrumental in attracting and delivering major events to the UAE such as ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, IPL, T10 Cricket League, and working closely with the PCB whilst hosting its cricket in the UAE.


David East commented: “I should like to thank our chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan for giving me the opportunity to lead Emirates Cricket over the last 6 years“


“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and believe that I have made a meaningful impact with the national team and the development of cricket in the country. The UAE has its highest ever ranking in the top 14 countries in the world for T20 and ODI cricket, and having won the ICC Global Development Award earlier this year, our rapidly growing development programme will continue to increase participation and help produce the next generation of UAE cricketers.


I will leave with many fond memories, but am now ready to embark on my next challenge”


Deputy Chairman Khalid Al Zarooni added: “We are most grateful to David for his hard work and guidance over the last 6 years. He should be rightly proud of his achievements with the Emirates Cricket Board and we wish him every success in the future”


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