James Harris re-elected as PCA chair for second time period

James Harris, the Glamorgan allrounder, has been re-elected for a second time period as chair of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Harris, 32, took over from the earlier incumbent Daryl Mitchell in 2021, and can stay within the submit till February 2025 – the utmost four-year stint permitted by the PCA’s structure.

“Being re-elected is a huge honour,” Harris mentioned. “I’ve really enjoyed the first two years. Having an extra two years will be brilliant and I’m really looking forward to pushing through some meaningful change in my second term.”

Harris’ first time period coincided with the game’s restoration from the Covid pandemic, and along with representing the organisation in Parliament, on the DCMS Select Committee hearings, he has additionally overseen the PCA’s elevated dedication to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.i

As a Director of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust, he additionally helped elevate funds for the PCA’s charitable arm by biking over 1,000km to and from Cardiff, through Headingley and Lord’s.

“The PCA has a huge role to play in the evolution of the game worldwide, we need to make sure that we’re moving forward with the game, keeping pace with the game, because there’s so many opportunities to play around the world in different tournaments which wasn’t available 10 years ago,” Harris mentioned.

“I think with the opportunity for players to travel and improve their game around the world, there really is no better time to be a professional cricketer than right now and I can only see that trending in one direction as we move forward.”

PCA Chief Executive, Rob Lynch, mentioned: “I’m really pleased that James has been elected by his peers to take on a second term as Chair of the Association.

“Rather a lot has occurred on the earth of cricket within the final two years and James has been as been on the forefront of the change in England and Wales.

“I’m looking forward to continuing our strong working relationship and strategic planning for the next two years is already under way in this crucial point in the history of our game. With key priorities assessed to ensure we continue to champion the interests of professional cricketers in this country, we will be updating our members in the coming weeks through the AGM, Rookie Camp and pre-season meetings with all 26 domestic squads.”

Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com

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