9 Dec 2011

Changes to Cricket Australia

5:22 am on 9 December 2011

Cricket Australia will undergo its biggest structural upheaval in more than a century after agreeing to cut its board from 14 state-affiliated directors to nine independent members.

CA's 14 current directors voted unanimously to do away with the self-interest and unbalanced representation of the states and usher in an era of professionalism to administer cricket as a modern business.

Under the new model as recommended by the Crawford/Carter review into CA's governance, one board member will come from each of the six states, with three others being appointed on their skills, regardless of where they come from.

CA chief executive James Sutherland will also become an executive director, effectively becoming the 10th member of the board.