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Last Updated: Monday, 13 September, 2004, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Morris accepts stand-in job
Hugh Morris
Born: 5.10.63 Canton, Cardiff
Played first-class cricket from 1981 to 1997
Scored 19,785 runs, average 40.3, highest score 233 not out
Became Glamorgan's youngest ever captain in 1986
Test debut v West Indies, Edgbaston 1991
Played 3 Tests, scoring 115 runs, average 19.16
The England and Wales Cricket Board have asked Hugh Morris to take over as acting chief executive following the departure of Tim Lamb.

The former Glamorgan and England batsman will fill the role until a permanent replacement is chosen.

Morris, the ECB's Performance Director, will take over on 1 October.

Director of Cricket Operations John Carr will, meanwhile, represent the Board's interests on the International Cricket Council.

They will continue to work with ECB chairman David Morgan, who was last week re-elected unopposed for another two years.

Lamb announced he was stepping down earlier this year after seven and a half years in the job

He said losing the support of the counties was a major factor in his decision.

"There has been quite a bit of pressure building up over a number of issues. Some of the criticism I believe has been unfair," he said.

"The first-class counties are absolutely the key stakeholders in the game.

"And once it gets to the stage where they perhaps feel they have lost some confidence in the centre, then that can create some problems."

Lamb was also criticised for his handling of the row over England's tour to Zimbabwe which has now been confirmed for November.

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