Want to Manage the England Team? ECB Puts Job Spec Online for Top Cricket Job

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Want to Manage the England Team? ECB Puts Job Spec Online for Top Cricket Job
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Do you have:

  • Outstanding management, coordination and leadership skills?
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of strategic planning?
  • Strong financial management and administration skills?

Well, then—you might just be on your way to being exactly the man the England cricket team need.

The ECB are hiring a new managing director for the England side in the wake of Hugh Morris' departure for the role—and they've put the job online accordingly

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It's a job which to the outsider has some obvious perks—working in cricket, travelling around the world and to quote the job listing offers a "competitive salary and excellent benefits."

For those who are computer-savvy, you're already well on the way—to perform the task effectively, the ECB are looking for a "self-contained operator with good computer/IT literacy". So far, so good...

High-profile jobs in sports have seen fans make the occasional cheeky application in the past. One man, for instance, has received no fewer than 52 rejection letters from football clubs after applying for various vacant manager's positions. 

But it is rare to see the details of a job posted in this fashion, and for those who fancy a go, the ECB then include an application form.

Before you get your hopes up too high, however, the listing sneaks in one final demand at the foot of the application: 

  • International playing experience

No wonder, then, that former England captain Andrew Strauss is reportedly a favourite for the role.



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