Lancashire cricket membership chairman David Hodgkiss has died after contracting coronavirus. He was 71. Hodgkiss, who had been on the board at Emirate Old Trafford for 22 years, is known to have had underlying well being points, experiences ESPNcricinfo. He had first joined in 1998 and took over as chairman in April 2017 from Michael Cairns. He additionally served within the roles of honorary treasurer and vice-chairman throughout his affiliation.
“Further to the announcement from his family, it is with great sadness that Lancashire Cricket announces the passing of its Chairman, David Hodgkiss OBE,” learn a membership assertion.
It is with deep unhappiness we will announce the passing of our Chairman, David Hodgkiss OBE.
David was a lot liked by all at Lancashire Cricket and will probably be significantly missed.
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) March 30, 2020
“David served the membership with distinction over a few years together with holding the workplaces of treasurer, vice-chairman and latterly chairman. He was a lot liked by everybody at Lancashire Cricket Club and revered all through the cricketing world.
“Our honest condolences and ideas and prayers are with his household. An extra assertion will probably be launched sooner or later however presently we ask that everyone respects the household’s privateness,” it added.
Daniel Gidney, Lancashire’s chief govt, paid his respects on Twitter, and mentioned: “I am absolutely devastated to lose my great friend. RIP David.”
Colin Graves, ECB Chairman mentioned: “David was an important a part of cricket in Lancashire and was keen about rising and creating the game within the county.
“He performed an integral function within the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford and its standing as a number one worldwide floor is a testomony to his exhausting work and dedication.
“On behalf of everybody on the England and Wales Cricket Board, our ideas are with his household, mates and everybody at Lancashire County Cricket Club at this unhappy time,” he added.