The long-serving Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has announced that he will stand down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rattled the game and an acrimonious pay dispute with players.
James Sutherland who has been chief executive for 17 of his 20 years with Cricket Australia, has given 12 months’ notice and will continue in his role until a suitable replacement is found.
Sutherland becomes the latest in a growing list of changes in Australian cricket over recent months.
He came under intense pressure in March when former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft attempted to alter the ball in the third Test in South Africa.
They were all sent home in disgrace and banned from state and international cricket over one of the biggest scandals to engulf the sport, while then-coach Darren Lehmann resigned and was
Sutherland, a former accountant and medium-fast bowler who played a handful of first-class matches, joined Cricket Australia in 1998 as general manager.
Source: Radio Pakistan