|Full name||David John Richardson|
16 September 1959 |
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Domestic team information|
|1978–1983||Eastern Province / B|
|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. 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.
He is a qualified lawyer and remained in cricket after retirement as a business agent for several players. In January 2002 he was appointed as the ICC's first General Manager. His son, Michael, plays county cricket in England for Durham.
On 28 June 2012 Dave 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.
- "Phillip Hughes: ICC chief says action on bouncers is 'unlikely'". BBC Sport. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- Player profile: Dave Richardson from ESPNcricinfo
- Player profile: Dave Richardson from CricketArchive