| David John Richardson|
Eastern Province / B
| 16 September 1959 (age 57) (1959-09-16) Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa|
John Richardson (father), Ralph Richardson (brother), Michael Richardson (son)
Shashank Manohar, Hansie Cronje, Anurag Thakur, Mark Boucher, Zaheer Abbas
David John Richardson (born 16 September 1959 in Johannesburg) is a South African former cricketer and current CEO of the International Cricket Council.
He played 42 Tests and 122 One Day Internationals as a wicket-keeper for South Africa, and represented Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal in various domestic competitions.
Richardson succeeded Ray Jennings as South Africa's number one 'keeper in 1986 for their Unofficial "Test" matches. For the first seven years after South Africa returned from isolation Richardson was a permanent fixture as wicket-keeper, his trademark sun hat and brown gloves were very recognisable. He was also a gritty batsman scoring a maiden and only Test century (109) against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1994-95.
In January 2002 he was appointed as the International Cricket Council first General Manager.
In June 2012, Richardson was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the ICC. Using his influence he ensured that pitch preparation of neutral venues were in the ICC's hands.
Following the death of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes in November 2014, Richardson said that any action on bowling bouncers in cricket matches would be "unlikely".
He is a qualified lawyer and remained in cricket after retirement as a business agent for several players. His son, Michael, plays county cricket in England for Durham.
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