Cricket Australia Approves New National Cricket Governance
In an attempt to modernize Australian cricket's governance, Cricket Australia will seek three independent directors in the wake of its CA Extraordinary General Meeting Friday. The EGM voted to replace CA’s historic, state-based Board of 14 directors with a new, nine-person Board with three independent directors, and one each appointed by the six State Associations. The six State Association appointed directors will be: Wally Edwards, John Bannon, Earl Eddings, Harrry Harinath, Michael Kasprowicz and Tony Harrison. The nine directors making up the new Board will take up their new roles effective from CA’s Annual General Meeting on Oct. 25. Chair Wally Edwards said that the decision was the biggest change in Australian cricket governance since CA was founded in 1905 by New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia as the Australian Board of Control for Int'l Cricket (Cricket Australia).