|Full name||David John Richardson|
16 September 1959 |
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Relations||Michael Richardson (son)|
|Domestic team information|
|1978–1983||Eastern Province / B|
|Source: Cricinfo, 2 March 2014|
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.
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.
- "Phillip Hughes: ICC chief says action on bouncers is 'unlikely'". BBC Sport. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.