Gus Mackay, who has played three full-time matches for Zimbabwe, has been named the new CEO of Cricket Scotland.
He will be starting on October 21st, succeeding Malcolm Cannon, who resigned after four years of service, as confirmed by Cricket Scotland on Thursday, October 3.
Mackay has 17 years of sports management experience, including Worcester Warriors and Surrey County Cricket Club, where he was Managing Director, and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
In his playing career he has taken 75 wickets from 27 first-class games and has a first-class century against his name, which only arose from 45 balls.
Mackay said in a statement that he was interested in developing cricket in Scotland in an “exciting” time for the sport of the country. “I was impressed by the clear vision, strategy and above all the commitment of the Board to achieve the status of full member of the International Cricket Council,” he said. “This will help us achieve our vision of establishing cricket in Scotland, thus ensuring the long-term sustainability of the game.
“Cricket in Scotland is clearly moving in the right direction for both men and women, as the ICC’s ranking shows, while Scotland is considered one of the best associated countries.”
The Scottish women’s team could not make the cut for the T20 World Cup, but the men’s team has a chance at the Men’s ICC World Cup qualifier in October in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.