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A motion for the 71-year-old to stay on to supervise the launch of The Hundred was passed after a meeting of members
Colin Graves' tenure as England and Wales Cricket Board chairman has been extended by a further six months to ensure he can oversee the start of The Hundred.
ECB members passed the proposal made by non-executive directors for the 71-year-old to stay beyond his scheduled departure, originally set for May 2020.
The Costcutter founder will now remain in place until November of next year, meaning he can supervise the launch of the controversial new competition.
Despite the move, the process to determine the successor for Graves - who was appointed in 2015 - will begin in September 2019.
“I would like to thank the ECB Members for supporting this change to our Articles of Association," he said.
“I believe they have made a decision that is in the best interests of the game.
"This will provide continuity during an important period, as we look to establish our new five-year plan, Inspiring Generations, a central component of which is the launch of The Hundred, next summer.”