Worcester Warriors managing director Gus Mackay has left Sixways following 17 months with the Premiership club.

The former Zimbabwe international cricketer goes on after Warriors’ takeover by a consortium led by Worcestershire businessman Jed McCrory.

“I am convinced, with all the new owners and present band of players, the team will grow from strength to strength,” said Mackay, 50.

“I thank all of those involved with the club for all their hard work”

He added:”I wish the new owners, (director of rugby) Alan Solomons and all the players all the best for the remainder of the season and hope they build on the positive start to the season in all competitions”

Mackay, who played three ODIs for his native country in 2001, has had several tasks in sports administration.

He’s previously worked for Sussex, Surrey and London Broncos.

After moving to the administrative side whilst also employed as a banker, in 2006, he had been appointed chief executive of Sussex and 2 years later moved to Surrey as managing director of cricket.

He switched sports to combine rugby league club London Broncos as chief executive between 2011 and 2014.