Henderson decides to stop as Cricket Australia chief; Baird to interchange him subsequent yr

Henderson decides to stop as Cricket Australia chief; Baird to interchange him subsequent yr
Henderson decides to stop as Cricket Australia chief; Baird to interchange him subsequent yr

Former New South Wales premier Mike Baird will take over because the Cricket Australia chairman after Lachlan Henderson on Sunday determined to step down attributable to “work commitments”.

Henderson stated he’s unable to present time to the highest job attributable to his latest appointment as CEO of medical health insurance offered HBF in Perth.

“The new function I’ve taken in my house metropolis Perth will make it troublesome to dedicate the time required as Chair, so I’ve determined that is the suitable time handy over the function,” Henderson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

Henderson had taken over the reins from interim chair Richard Freudenstein in February this yr after the resignation of Earl Eddings.

Current Board member Baird has obtained the unanimous endorsement from fellow CA administrators and state chairs to take up the cost subsequent February, making him the fourth chair in lower than 18 months.

The 54-year-old Baird has served as NSW Premier from 2014 to 2017 and joined the CA board in 2020.

Baird will face many challenges subsequent yr, together with a brand new TV rights deal and cost settlement with gamers.

“Lachlan (Henderson) has made an important contribution as Chair and I’m delighted he’ll proceed to supply his appreciable enterprise and cricket experience on the CA Board,” he stated.

“It is an honour to take such an essential function in Australian cricket at a time when a lot thrilling work is being finished to develop our nationwide sport and take it ahead.

“I’m happy to have the prospect to work much more intently with CEO Nick Hockley and his group and all these working throughout Australian cricket.”

Henderson’s announcement comes just some days after David Warner’s resolution to withdraw his bid to overturn his management ban.

During his brief tenure, Henderson oversaw some essential developments, together with the elevation of Andrew McDonald as Australia’s chief coach following the unceremonious exit of Justin Langer.

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