own - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director and former Proteas
Elworthy has been awarded an MBE for his services to
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
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 appearances.
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.
"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," Elworthy said.
"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."