Dave Richardson (cricketer)

Davy Richardson
Personal information
Full name David John Richardson
Born (1959-09-16) 16 September 1959 (age 61)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Bowling None
Role Wicket-keeper, batsman
Relations John Richardson (father)
Ralph Richardson (brother)
Michael Richardson (son)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1977/78–1982/83 Eastern Province
1983/84 Northern Transvaal
1984/85–1997/98 Eastern Province
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 42 122 200 158
Runs scored 1,359 868 6,981 2,545
Batting average 24.26 19.72 26.95 25.19
100s/50s 1/8 0/1 6/37 0/13
Top score 109 53 134 94
Catches/stumpings 150/2 148/17 579/40 167/12
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 March 2014
Dave Richardson
Chief Executive Officer
International Cricket Council
In office
28 June 2012 – 1 April 2019
President Shashank Manohar
Preceded by Haroon Lorgat
Succeeded by Manu Sawhney

David John Richardson (born 16 September 1959) is a South African former cricketer and the former CEO of the International Cricket Council.[1][2]

Playing career

He played 42 Test matches and 122 One Day Internationals as a wicket-keeper for South Africa, and represented Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal in various domestic competitions.

Richardson succeeded Ray Jennings as South Africa's number one 'keeper in 1986 for their Unofficial "Test" matches. For the first seven years after South Africa returned from isolation, Richardson was a permanent fixture as wicket-keeper, his trademark sun hat and brown gloves were very recognisable. He was also a gritty batsman scoring a maiden and only Test century (109) against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1994–95.[1]

Administrative career

In January 2002 he was appointed as the International Cricket Council first general manager.[1]

In June 2012, Richardson was appointed as the new chief executive officer of the ICC.[1] Using his influence he ensured that pitch preparation of neutral venues were in the ICC's hands.

Following the death of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes in November 2014, Richardson said that any action on bowling bouncers in cricket matches would be "unlikely".

Personal life

He is a qualified lawyer and remained in cricket after retirement as a business agent for several players. His son, Michael, played county cricket in England for Durham.


  1. ^ a b c d "The keeper who became CEO". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Sawhney takes over as Chief Executive of ICC". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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