Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss has died at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus.
Hodgkiss, who had underlying health issues, took on the role in 2017 after almost two decades on the club’s board.
He also had spells as treasurer and vice-chairman during his time working with the county.
“He was much loved by everyone at Lancashire and respected throughout the cricketing world,” a statement on the club website said.
“Our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Colin Graves, chairman of the England & Wales Cricket Board, paid tribute by saying Hodgkiss “was a vital part of cricket in Lancashire and was passionate about growing and developing the sport in the county”.