Hire Chris Broad
Iconic cricketer turned match official, Chris Broad has played, refereed and commentated on some of the game’s most exciting matches. Credited for his abilities as an opening left-hand batsman, Broad represented England throughout his playing career and has since put out an equally impressive performance on the pitch as an ICC Test official.
Making his debut for England in 1984, Chris Broad’s Test for England was the first of 26 throughout his international career, including the renowned 1986/87 Ashes Series in which he scored an impressive three centuries in back to back Tests.
Also representing his country in 34 One Day Internationals, Broad’s presence in cricket was as vast as his name states, and his commitment to national teams, predominantly Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire, was equally dedicated.
Chris Broad: BBC Commentator
Having retired in 1995, Chris Broad couldn’t leave the game for long and returned as a commentator for the BBC, an obvious choice as an expert in his field. In 2003 Broad qualified as an ICC Test official and went on to preside over world-class games like the World Cup Super Eights.
Establishing a reputation in every aspect of cricket, Broad’s experience is unparalleled, with him achieving a referee record of over 72 Tests and becoming only the second referee to have overseen 250 One Day Internationals.
Cricket Guest Speaker
Elaborating on his impressive career in-depth, as a speaker Broad captivates audiences with his talk of the sport across the decades. Further divulging insight into his life behind the scenes, Broad shares humbling tales of his attack in Lahore 2009 as a referee, why his wife inspired The Broad Appeal for charity and how cricket became a family affair, as the father of current England player Stuart Broad.
Furthermore, Broad’s transferable qualities honed on the pitch are beneficial to a range of corporate environments, as he discusses leadership, mental resilience and managing risks. A true legend of the sports industry, grantee a long-lasting impression on your audience when you book Chris Broad as an after-dinner speaker.
After Dinner Circuit
Chris Broad also speaks on the after dinner circuit when he is available. Backed by over four decades of dedication to cricket, Broad shares exclusive anecdotes from the changing rooms to the press box as an after-dinner speaker.
He is the proud father to current England fast bowler Stuart Broad, but often over looked is his own successful cricketing career not only as a batsman but as a pundit and match official.