MX23RW : Saturday, July 24 14:35:43| >> :600:196227831:196227831:

Graeme Swann: 'Andrew Strauss perfect for ECB role'

Graeme Swann believes that Andrew Strauss is the perfect candidate to become the ECB's director of cricket.

Graeme Swann has claimed that Andrew Strauss is the ideal choice to become the England and Wales Cricket Board's director of cricket.

Former England captain Strauss emerged as the favourite for the role last week as the ECB continues its search in a job which was created following the departure of managing director Paul Downton.

Geoffrey Boycott was among the people to voice his displeasure about the link, but Swann believes that his ex-teammate can make a positive impact.

"Strauss is a fantastic leader of men, he knows cricket inside out and is a born diplomat and politician," he told BBC Sport. "I can't think of anyone better for the role, whatever it is.

"Without seeing the job description, we've no idea the influence he will be able to have.

"But in my experience he is a great man to have in charge."

Michael Vaughan has confirmed that he will not be applying for the job.

ID:221164: cacheID:221164:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1997:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Read Next:
Boycott warns ECB against hiring Strauss

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea1023
Ecuador flagEcuador1001
29  Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events

· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
-(578:50) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:3:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!