Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss has died at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus, the club has announced.
It is understood that Hodgkiss had underlying health issues.
Hodgkiss was on the board at Old Trafford for 22 years and previously held roles as vice-chairman and treasurer of Lancashire before assuming his most recent position.
“Further to the announcement from his family, it is with great sadness that Lancashire Cricket announces the passing of its Chairman, David Hodgkiss OBE,” read a club statement.
“David served the club with distinction over many years including holding the offices of treasurer, vice-chairman and latterly chairman.
“He was much loved by everyone at Lancashire Cricket Club and respected throughout the cricketing world. Our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Hodgkiss played a key part in the renovation of Old Trafford over course of the last decade.