Dave Richardson will join the Board of Cricket Ireland with his appointment to be confirmed at next week's AGM.

The 64 year-old played 42 Tests and 122 ODI's for his native South Africa, before taking a number of significant administrative roles following his retirement from playing.

A lawyer by profession, he was was appointed as the International Cricket Council's first general manager in 2002.

Then in June 2012, Richardson was appointed as the new chief executive officer of the ICC.

He has no obvious links to Irish cricket, but would have worked with current CEO Warren Deutrom at ICC in Dubai.

The Cricket Ireland Board was meeting this morning at their offices in Dublin and via Zoom, hoping to bring some final clarity to amongst other things, budgets surrounding fixtures and contracts.

It has been a torrid month for the governing body who will be hoping for some good news for a change from today's meeting.