Soper, Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club, has been confirmed
as the successor to David Morgan as Chairman of the First Class
Forum (FCF) and Deputy Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket
takes up the positions on 1 January 2003, when Morgan assumes the
Chairmanship of the ECB, and will hold the roles for an initial
one-year term, until 31 December 2003. (This one-year period completes
David Morgans current two-year term of office as Chairman
of the FCF and Deputy Chairman of the ECB.) Future appointees will
serve a normal two-year term in these positions.
Soper said, Its a great honour to become Chairman of
the First Class Forum. My aim is to ensure that the future of County
Cricket is safe, to improve the facilities at grounds for our members
and supporters, and to put County Cricket firmly at the forefront
of all sports.