Cricket Australia : Australian cricket great Ian Healy to join Cricket Australia Board

The revamping of the Cricket Australia (CA) board continues apace, with Test great Ian Healy in line to join the board soon.

Healy, the wicket-keeping legend has confirmed he is considering a move to the Cricket Australia board in place of Michael Kasprowicz. Healy currently represents Queensland Cricket Board.

As part of his job on morning radio in Brisbane for SEN, Healy said that he had been approached to be Queensland’s nominee to be one of nine national directors, a move that would compel him to resign from the state association’s board.

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“Yes, there’s been an approach to me to come onto the Cricket Australia board,” Healy said. “It’s nominated by Queensland, there’s six states that can nominate a director. The one who is missing is Michael Kasprowicz, who stood down after 11 years. Queensland has decided to nominate me if I want to do it, I’ve just got to find out if I’ve got time.

“I am seriously considering it”.

Former Queensland fast bowler Greg Rowell, now a prominent lawyer, said he was also under consideration to be the QC nominee.

Kasprowicz stepped down mid-year, a year earlier than when his term was due to expire, giving QC time to nominate a replacement ahead of this month’s Cricket Australia board.

The board movement comes after another tumultuous off-season for CA, and at a time when chairman Earl Eddings has been under significant pressure.

Eddings has a year to run on his term but there has been speculation among state associations that he will see another three-year term ahead of next year’s AGM.

As the board machinations roll on, the Australian Cricketers’ Association will have a new chief fight the next pay battle after Alistair Nicholson confirmed his resignation.

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Nicholson leaves after more than six years at the head of the players’ union, having dealt with several emotional and significant issues, including the death of Phillip Hughes, the fall-out of the ball-tampering scandal and a ferocious fight over pay and conditions in a new five-year deal with Cricket Australia in 2017, which also led to an overhauled remuneration structure for female players.

Meanwhile Cricket Australia is yet to officially announce the dates, itinerary of India tour of Australia.