Chair of Cricket Discipline Panel

Ref: 7405

England and Wales Cricket Board

United Kingdom

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Role coordinated by:

Kyle Adams

Research Associate

t: +353 (0) 1 905 3537


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: £25,000 per annum + reasonable expenses.

Closing Date: 04/08/2024

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional. The ECB is now seeking to appoint a Chair of the Cricket Discipline Panel (CDP) as part of various changes being made in respect of it.

The CDP will be the ECB’s new independent tribunal, responsible for adjudicating on certain regulatory disciplinary matters within professional cricket on behalf of the ECB Board. Its function is to consider cases brought before it by the Cricket Regulator (the body responsible for monitoring compliance with and enforcement of adherence to the game’s regulations on behalf of the ECB) in relation to the ECB’s disciplinary regulations and other rules and/or regulations which contain disciplinary powers to be discharged by the CDP (the ‘Regulations’).

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with suitable legal and sports disciplinary expertise to influence the future of cricket’s disciplinary panel structure. As Chair, the successful candidate will be presiding over specific disciplinary cases, appointing the other members of the CDP, and allocating those individuals to hear specific cases.

Most cases which come before the CDP relate to a breach of the ECB’s Professional Conduct Regulations, which contain various misconduct offences including bringing the game into disrepute (which gives rise to broad and varied cases).

However, the CDP (and the Chair in particular) also has a role to play in relation to other Regulations, including the Anti-Corruption Code, Player and Match Officials’ Minimum Standards, cricket Playing Conditions, Bowling Review Regulations, Pitch Regulations and Head Protector Regulations.

This is a high-profile and exciting role which would suit an experienced barrister, solicitor or judge who holds extensive knowledge of best practice in conducting sports disciplinary matters and arbitrations in an arbitral (or judicial) capacity.

To succeed in this role, the successful candidate will not only have the required skills and experience around sports disciplinary matters, but also have a passion for sport and be motivated to draw on their demonstrable track record to fulfil the CDP’s role as an effective independent tribunal.


Flexible (hearings are held in person – usually in London but can be elsewhere in England and Wales – and online) with availability to attend the Lord's where required.


£25,000 per annum + reasonable expenses.


Four-year term (which may be extended for one further four-year term).

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 7405. Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 5th of August. 

The Cricket Discipline Panel will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Kyle Adams at and +44(0)20 7340 6270.


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