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English cricket chief David Collier to step down

David Collier with current England captain Alastair Cook. Credit: Empics

David Collier is to leave the role of chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The 59-year-old has been in the post since October 2004, with the England team enjoying much success under his stewardship.

As well as three Ashes victories - including the first series triumph on Australian soil for almost 20 years in 2011 - England rose to the top of the International Cricket Council's world Test rankings and secured a first global limited-overs trophy at the 2010 World Twenty20.

He also controversially played a key role in the sale of television rights to a subscription-only broadcaster.