Australia Cricket CEO James Sutherland announces resignation
“James was heavily involved with the introduction of the highly successful Big Bash League, Women’s Big Bash League and of course Day-Night Test Cricket which has seen record crowds at venues where it is held.
“In the most recent MOU, he was a driver in providing women the opportunity to pursue a fully professional career in cricket, with substantial increases in pay, a landmark achievement in gender equity in sport.
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“During his tenure our national squads have secured three men’s and two women’s World Cups, as well as three Women’s World T20 titles.
“James has also played a lead role in recent years to improve the Future Tours Programme. Following a long process, the ICC and other member countries have approved initiatives to be introduced in 2019 that will see greater structure and context for the Test and ODI formats of the game.
“In addition to an extraordinary list of achievements at CA, James has also coached his three children, and previously at Victorian Premier Cricket level. He is an honorary life member of Melbourne University Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club.
“James’ passion for and dedication to the game is indisputable.
“The game has never been in a stronger position and we are looking forward to continuing to work with James whilst we conduct a search to find a suitable replacement,” said Mr Peever.