Andrew Strauss, the former England Test captain, will decide over the next two weeks whether he wants to succeed Hugh Morris, who last month resigned from his post to rejoin Glamorgan, as the England and Wales Cricket Board's managing director.

Strauss admitted interest in the role and that he's going to consider the opportunity to fill such a high-profile role within the ECB.

"One of the things you've got to be very careful with when jobs like these become available is to understand the actual job properly," said Strauss.

"I've obviously seen Hugh Morris do parts of his job, but not the whole job.

"I'm looking into it, but they're decisions that need to made over the next couple of weeks, and I'll think quite long and hard about whether it's the right time and the right job for me."

Strauss retired from all forms of cricket in August last year, after leading England to back-to-back Ashes triumphs in the 2009 and 2010-11 series and having captained England in 50 of his 100 Tests, during which he scored 7,037 Test runs at an average of 40.91 making him England's ninth-most prolific run-scorer of all times.

Having joined Sky Sports' pundits panel for this summer's Ashes series, Strauss seems now poised to enter the high sphere of cricket administration after having been appointed to the International Cricket Council's cricket committee last year.

"For me, I haven't decided one way or another whether that's the right job or the right time for me yet," explained the former England captain.

"But I'm certainly looking at it, as will a lot of other people be."

The 36-year-old, who cut an assured figure throughout the press conferences he appeared in over his England career, has insisted he'll not be rushed into a decision.

"They are just suggestions at the moment," said Strauss. "There's obviously an application process for that MD of England cricket job. No doubt there are going to be a lot of good candidates looking to do the job.

"I'm always looking for opportunities and I will continue doing so.

"I really enjoyed doing the Sky stuff. I'm very passionate about the game of cricket and want to contribute to it. In exactly what way that is, kind of remains to be seen a bit."

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