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

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 31, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Alastair Cook of England looks on with team mates before lifting the Ashes urn during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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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

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.