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Worcestershire chief executive Tom Scott resigns

The announcement, made in a brief press release, perhaps raised a few eyebrows as Scott was supposed to stay till the end of 2018.

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Worcestershire. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Worcestershire’s chief executive Tom Scott has decided to step down from his position. Scott, who was appointed to the role on an interim basis in February last year but held on a permanent basis from July of last year, will remain in position until the end of 2017 so that the role gets passed on to his successor in a smooth manner.

The announcement, made in a brief press release, perhaps raised a few eyebrows as Scott was supposed to stay till the end of 2018. Even though Scott had made it clear that he doesn’t see himself in the role for a long time but the sudden developments have jolted a few corners. It is also believed that the decision is not health related.

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No rift in the administration

The club’s chairman, Steve Taylor, insisted that Scott’s departure had nothing to do with either his relationship with Rhodes or his frustration at the constitutional issues. Scott is a former policeman who later turned into a successful business man

“It’s true Tom was frustrated at times by the structure of the club,” Taylor told ESPNcricinfo, “but there was no personal problem. It had always been the understanding that he would do the job for two or three years so, while he is probably going a year before we had planned, it is something we have been talking about for a month or so. He just felt it was the right time.

“He brought a huge amount of commercial experience to the club and we desperately needed that. I think he also won people over with his approachable manner. He did a great job in restructuring our commercial operation and leaves a modernised club – both commercially and constitutionally – which should be in a great state for the next CEO to walk into. We’re very grateful for his contribution,” he further stated.

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