PCA Members Elect Dougie Brown As New Chairman - 03/04/2007
The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), the representative body for past, present and future first class cricketers in England and Wales, is delighted to announce that Dougie Brown of Warwickshire, England and Scotland has been elected as its new chairman.
The election was keenly contested with Dominic Cork and Chris Adams also standing. The County squads took a close interest in the healthy debate between the candidates, all of whom who have played at the highest level.
Dougie has been Warwickshire’s representative on the PCA Executive Board for 10 years and vice-chairman for the past five years.
Richard Bevan, PCA group chief executive, said: “The office of chairman is the most prestigious and important role in the PCA. Martyn Ball has done a fantastic job for us and Dougie’s appointment is testimony to the esteem and trust placed in him by his peers.
“Dougie is a popular, thinking man’s cricketer, with a wholehearted ‘never say die’ attitude. He has attributes that every cricketer can identify with and in his role for the association over the past decade he has shown himself to be a passionate believer in all we stand for.”
Dougie Brown said: “I’m delighted that the players have chosen me to represent them as their chairman. It’s a great honour and I intend to continue and build on the great work already being undertaken at all levels of the PCA, both on and off the pitch.”
Outgoing chairman, Martyn Ball, said: “I have no doubt that with Dougie’s experience of the PCA and of cricket at all levels throughout his 18 year career, he will make an exceptional player leader.”