Cape own – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director and former Proteas bowler Steve Elworthy has been awarded an MBE for his services to cricket.
Elworthy, 53, has previously been Tournament Director for four different ICC global events held in England and Wales, and one in South Africa – the ICC Champions Trophy in both 2017 and 2013, The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC World T20 tournament in 2009.
He was also tournament director for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament held in 2007 in South Africa, for whom he made four Test and 39 ODI appearances.
During his playing career, the former fast bowler helped South Africa win the 1998 Commonwealth Gold and reach the semi-final of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
“I am extremely honoured to be receiving an MBE and highly appreciative to those that put my name forward as this is not something that you ever consider a possibility. I have had many years of being involved in cricket and that has given me tremendous enjoyment,” Elworthy said.
“I have been very fortunate to work with brilliant teams over my years in cricket – from playing to administration – and I am extremely grateful for everyone who has supported along the way.”