Chris Broad takes over as PCA president from Ian Botham

Chris Broad
Broad is one of three players to score a 100 in consecutive Ashes Tests

Former England and Nottinghamshire opener Chris Broad is to succeed Sir Ian Botham as president of the Professional Cricketers' Association.

Broad, 53, father of England and Notts bowler Stuart, will begin a two-year term with the PCA in August.

Test match referee Broad also played for Gloucestershire and made 25 Tests appearances and averaged nearly 40.

Legendary England all-rounder Botham has stepped down to concentrate on his television and charity work.

PCA chief executive Angus Porter said: "Sir Ian has been a generous and active supporter of the PCA, and it has been a privilege to work with him.

"We are grateful for everything he has done for us, and offer him our very best wishes as he continues to dedicate his energies to his media career and his formidable charitable efforts."