London: Former English batsman Dennis Amiss has been elected as the new deputy chairman of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), sources revealed.
The electoral reform society has informed the ECB that Amiss won the election for the position of deputy chairman beating Lancashire chairman Jack Simmons by eight votes to seven with one absentation.
Amiss will now be put forward to the 41 members of the ECB for endorsement as ECB deputy chairman.
The endorsement process will conclude on Nov 16, 2007. The term of office of the ECB deputy chairman will run until March 31, 2010.
Earlier the Somerset chairman, Giles Clarke defeated his rival Michael Soper, former head of Surrey, by 12 votes to six, with one absentation.