The International Cricket Council (ICC) today congratulated Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager - Anti Corruption, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy, and international umpire Sue Redfern after it was announced they have all been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Marshall, former Chief Executive of the College of Policing has been made a CBE for services to policing, whilst Elworthy and Redfern have been awarded MBEs for their services to cricket.
Marshall began his career as a police officer in 1980. He was appointed Chief Constable of Hampshire in 2008, and was selected to head the new College of Policing when it was created in 2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and also attended the Royal College of Defence Studies.
Commenting on his appointment he said: “I am incredibly proud to have served for all my adult life, with the officers and staff who work so hard to keep us safe 24 hours a day. I will always support these brave people doing such a difficult job. Every achievement I’ve enjoyed, depended on the hard work of others. I am forever grateful.”
Elworthy, 53, has previously been Tournament Director for four different ICC global events held in England and Wales, and one in South Africa - the ICC Champions Trophy in both 2017 and 2013, The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC World T20 tournament in 2009.
He was also tournament director for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament held in 2007 in South Africa, for whom he made four Test and 39 ODI appearance s. During his playing career, the former fast bowler helped South Africa win the 1998 Commonwealth Gold and reach the semi-final of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
Elworthy said: "I am extremely honoured to be receiving an MBE and highly appreciative to those that put my name forward as this is not something that you ever consider a possibility. I have had many years of being involved in cricket and that has given me tremendous enjoyment.
“I have been very fortunate to work with brilliant teams over my years in cricket - from playing to administration – and I am extremely grateful for everyone who has supported along the way.”
Former England bowler Redfern, who played six Test Matches and 15 ODIs for England, began her umpiring career in 2013 and is a member of the ICC International Panel for Developing Umpires.
Last summer she became the first female cricketer to have played and officiated at a Cricket World Cup and has officiated at international level in both men’s and women’s cricket.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “On behalf of everyone at the ICC I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Alex, Steve and Sue on the honours they have been awarded. It is wonderful to see them recognized for their commitment to their careers and the impact each of them has had.”