Lancashire pays tribute to popular chairman David Hodgkiss after 71-year-old death after contracting coronavirus
- Chairman David Hodgkiss passed away on Monday after contracting the corona virus
- Hodgkiss has been on the board since 1998 and was appointed chairman in 2017
- The 71-year-old is said to have had an underlying health problem
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Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss has become the first high-profile victim of the English cricket of the coronavirus pandemic after passing away on Monday, aged 71.
Hodgkiss, who succeeded Michael Cairns at the helm at Old Trafford in 2017 after two decades on the club’s board, is believed to have had an underlying health problem.
“It is with great sadness that Lancashire Cricket announces the death of its chairman, David Hodgkiss OBE,” said a club statement.
David Hodgkiss (right) at the 2017 reveal of the James Anderson End at Old Trafford
He was loved by everyone in Lancashire and was respected in the cricket world.
“Our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Hodgkiss was a very popular chairman at Lancashire after the acquisition in 2017