Cricket Australia Board appoints new Chair

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The Board of Cricket Australia (CA) today announced the appointment of Mr Earl Eddings as Chair of the CA Board.

A former first-grade player and President of North Melbourne Cricket Club in Victoria’s Premier Cricket competition, Mr Eddings became a CA Director in 2008 and has been an active member of the Audit and Risk, and People and Culture Committees as well as an alternative Director for the past 18 months at ICC meetings.

Recently elected Deputy Chair, Mr Eddings’ current term is due to end at next year’s annual general meeting. The States and Territory Associations will be consulted on the Board’s nomination for Chair prior to the AGM.

Supporting Mr Eddings on the CA Board are Directors Jacquie Hey, John Harnden AM, Michelle Tredenick, Michael Kasprowicz, and recent additions Paul Green and Dr Lachlan Henderson.

Mr Eddings is currently co-chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committee.

Speaking on behalf of the Board, Director Jacquie Hey said she was pleased the Directors had agreed to appoint Mr Eddings into the permanent position.

Ms Hey said: “There’s no question this year has been a challenging one for cricket and for Cricket Australia. Our aim is to ensure management are empowered to rebuild trust and strengthen the game.

“Earl’s involvement over the past decade provides continuity in a time of change and enables the Board to maintain strong relations with the ICC, other member countries and our valued partners.”

“Earl is a well-regarded member of the team with a solid understanding of our history and the need for better working relationships across the cricket community”, said Ms Hey.

Mr Eddings said: “Cricket is only what it is in Australia because of the commitment of our people, the fans and the thousands of volunteers around the country. I am honoured to serve in this position and am committed to making cricket stronger and a game that we can all be proud of.

“It’s important that, along with our owners, the State and Territory Associations, the players and the Australian Cricketers’ Association, that we work harder than ever before to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds across the country and continue to strengthen cricket’s privileged position as Australia’s favourite summer pastime, whether you are a spectator, player or volunteer.”

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