Glamorgan director of cricket Matthew Maynard has resigned after learning of the Welsh county’s decision to install Colin Metson above him in a new coaching structure.
The Welsh county were planning to appoint Metson as the new head of cricket and demote Maynard to a coaching role.
However, Maynard has decided to quit after three years in charge.
The former England batsman said: “I have tendered my resignation with immediate effect.
“I believe my position at the club has been made untenable with the recent situation.”
Glamorgan Cricket Club said in a statement: “After careful consideration, the Committee of Glamorgan Cricket, have determined, that the club can no longer accept the poor playing standard that has been the case for the last five years.
“The first stage in the plan to reverse the playing fortunes of the Club, has seen the appointment of a new captain in Alviro Petersen.
“In addition, the Club intends to recruit a Managing Director of Cricket, whose appointment will be announced within the coming days.
“Unfortunately, the Club’s current Director of Cricket, Matthew Maynard, does not agree with this new strategy.
“Accordingly he has tendered his resignation with immediate effect, which the club has accepted with the greatest possible reluctance. Matthew’s contribution to the club over many years, both as a player and as coach, has been immense.”