Earl Eddings appointed as Cricket Australia Chairman

Following the resignation tendered by chairman David Peever amidst the mounting pressure and the Longstaff review, Cricket Australia has promoted interim deputy chair Earl Eddings to take Peever’s place. Eddings, who has previously played Grade cricket in Australia, had become a CA director in 2008.
Eddings was very recently appointed as the interim Chair to CA, and has a term in that position that will run until next year’s AGM (Annual General Meeting). The CA Board will also have directors Jacquie Hey, John Harnden AM, Michelle Tredenick, Michael Kasprowicz, Paul Green and Dr Lachlan Henderson, alongside Eddings.” Cricket is only what it is in Australia because of the commitment of our people, the fans and the thousands of volunteers around the country. I am honoured to serve in this position and am committed to making cricket stronger and a game that we can all be proud of,” Eddings said following his appointment.
“It’s important that, along with our owners, the State and Territory Associations, the players and the Australian Cricketers’ Association, that we work harder than ever before to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds across the country and continue to strengthen cricket’s privileged position as Australia’s favourite summer pastime, whether you are a spectator, player or volunteer”
Hey reckoned Eddings’s decade-long association with the board will help with continuity in a time of change and maintain their relations with the ICC. Eddings was an active member of the Audit and Risk, and People and Culture Committees, while also being an alternative Director for the past 18 months at ICC meetings.
“There’s no question this year has been a challenging one for cricket and for Cricket Australia. Our aim is to ensure management are empowered to rebuild trust and strengthen the game. Earl’s involvement over the past decade provides continuity in a time of change and enables the Board to maintain strong relations with the ICC, other member countries and our valued partners,” Director Jacquie Hey said.
“Earl is a well-regarded member of the team with a solid understanding of our history and the need for better working relationships across the cricket community,” he noted.