Thursday, March 30, 2023

Mike Baird appointed new Cricket Australia chairman

Former New South Wales state premier Mike Baird was Sunday appointed the brand new chairman of Cricket Australia after incumbent Lachlan Henderson stop.

Henderson will relinquish the function in mid-February on account of work commitments with present board member Baird taking up.

“It is an honour to take such an important role in Australian cricket at a time when so much exciting work is being done to grow our national sport and take it forward,” mentioned Baird.

“I’m pleased to have the chance to work even more closely with CEO Nick Hockley and his team and all those working across Australian cricket.”

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As a former premier of Australia’s most populous state between 2014-2017, the well-connected Baird would be the highest-profile chair in Cricket Australia’s historical past.

He takes over at a tumultuous time for the governing physique which is in broadcast rights negotiations and with Hockley taking warmth over his dealing with of star participant David Warner’s bid to overturn a management ban.

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