Dave Richardson

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Dave Richardson
Personal information
Full name David John Richardson
Born (1959-09-16) 16 September 1959 (age 56)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style None
Role Wicket-keeper, batsman
Relations Michael Richardson (son)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1978–1983 Eastern Province / B
1983–1984 Northern Transvaal
1984–1998 Eastern Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 42 122 200 158
Runs scored 1359 868 6981 2545
Batting average 24.26 19.72 26.95 25.19
100s/50s 1/8 0/1 6/37 0/13
Top score 109 53 134 94
Catches/stumpings 150/2 148/17 579/40 167/12
Source: Cricinfo, 2 March 2014

David John Richardson (born 16 September 1959 in Johannesburg) is a South African former cricketer and current CEO of the International Cricket Council.

Playing Career[edit]

He played 42 Tests and 122 One Day Internationals as a wicket-keeper for South Africa, and represented Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal in various domestic competitions.

Richardson succeeded Ray Jennings as South Africa's number one 'keeper in 1986 for their Unofficial "Test" matches. For the first seven years after South Africa returned from isolation Richardson was a permanent fixture as wicket-keeper, his trademark sun hat and brown gloves was very recognisable. He was also a gritty batsman scoring a maiden and only Test century (109) against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1994-95.

Administrative Career[edit]

In January 2002 he was appointed as the International Cricket Council first General Manager.

In June 2012, Richardson was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the ICC. Using his influence he ensured that pitch preparation of neutral venues were in the ICC's hands.

Following the death of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes in November 2014, Richardson said that any action on bowling bouncers in cricket matches would be "unlikely".[1]

Personal Life[edit]

He is a qualified lawyer and remained in cricket after retirement as a business agent for several players. His son, Michael, plays county cricket in England for Durham.


  1. ^ "Phillip Hughes: ICC chief says action on bouncers is 'unlikely'". BBC Sport. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

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