Above: Richard Bevan
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean Premier League has named Richard Bevan its new chairman.
The regional cricket league held its inaugural season over the summer, hosting more than 250,000 fans across six countries, even drawing investment from Hollywood stars like Gerard Butler and Mark Wahlberg.
Bevan is currently the CEO of the League Managers Association in the United Kingdom, and has previously served as CEO of the English Professional Cricketers Association.
“I am delighted that Richard has taken on the role of Chairman of The CPL board. Richard has huge experience in the business of sport and a track record in leading organizations through significant growth and expansion,” said Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of the CPL. “His knowledge of international sports administration, especially in cricket, will be of huge value to The CPL as we look to build on the successes of our first year. The CPL is very honoured to have him lead the team.”
Bevan was also the founding director of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and remains a trustee of the Team England Players’ Partnership.
The league said plans were currently underway for the 2014 staging of the league, which was sponsored by Limacol last year.