Mel Jones leaves Cricket Australia board
Cricket Australia has confirmed that Mel Jones will step down from the Cricket Australia Board at the next Annual General Meeting in October.
Mel Jones is leaving the Cricket Australia board (Twitter Photo)
- Mel Jones to leave Cricket Australia board
- Jones has been one of nine directors on the board since December 2019
- Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson thanked Jones for his service
Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that former Australian cricketer Mel Jones will step down from the CA board at the next annual general meeting in October. “Jones has decided not to stand for re-election due to his extensive media and other work commitments in Australia and overseas,” an official press release said.
Jones has been one of nine directors on the board since December 2019, but also works as a cricket commentator in Australia and overseas, primarily with Sky Sports in England.
“It has been an honor to serve on CA’s Board of Directors for three years, but my future professional commitments, particularly given that I will be overseas for many months of the year, mean that I will not be able to devote the necessary time to fully support my fellow board members after this year,” she said.
“Therefore, I will not be running again and will complete my three-year term at the next AGM. I would like to thank the Chairmen and Board Members, Cricket Australia staff and Committee Members and wish To everyone involved in Australian Cricket every success as we embark on an exciting new strategy and build on the game’s excellent foundations for the future,” she added.
Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson thanked Jones for his service and contribution to the board.
“Mel has been an exceptional member of our board and his unique perspective and insights have been invaluable as we set the strategy to ensure the future health of the game,” he said.
“Mel has made a tremendous contribution to cricket throughout his playing days and subsequent involvement in coaching, commentary and community work, and will continue to do so. We look forward to officially recognizing the contribution. de Mel to the CA Board of Directors at the AGM in October,” he clarified further.
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