Chris Broad is a former English cricketer and broadcaster who currently serves as a cricket official.
Born on 29th September 1957, his first-class debut came for Gloucestershire in 1979 and he secured a permanent place in the team the following summer.
As well as Gloucestershire, he also played for Nottinghamshire and South African side Orange Free State before returning to Gloucestershire in 1993 and retiring a year later through injury.
It is with the England team, however, where Chris is best known. He made his Test debut for the national side in 1984, in the second Test match against the West Indies at Lord’s.
Shortly after, in 1986, he made his One Day International debut against Australia in Perth, where he scored 76 and England won by 37 runs.
In the 1986-87 Ashes series, Chris became the third Englishman to score centuries in three consecutive matches, and was awarded International Cricketer of the year in 1987.
His career spanned 25 test matches, with 6 centuries, all away from home, including a high score of 162.
In 2003, Chris became an ICC Test official, acting as match referee for Test matches and One Day Internationals, including the first match of the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal and serving as match referee in the World Cup Super Eights game between the West Indies and Australia.
Chris was the match referee for the Second Test of the Sri Lanka in Pakistan series, and was in a convoy of vehicles that was attacked by terrorists in the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team.
He also suffered personal tragedy when his second wife, Miche, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2009, and took her own life the following year.
As a speaker, Chris will discuss his cricketing career but is also open about the terrorism attack he was caught up in, as well as his wife’s tragic death, which led to him setting up the charity The Broad Appeal in 2011.
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