JOHANNESBURG – The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) today confirmed that its long-serving chief executive, Tony Irish, will step down from the position at the end of December 2019.
Irish, who was instrumental in establishing SACA in 2002, has led the players’ association for the past 17 years.
Irish is also currently the executive chairman of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), the global players’ body in cricket, and the non-executive vice-president of the World Players Association, the organisation which brings together players and athletes from multiple sports around the world.
Irish will, with effect from January 2020, take up the position of chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), the players’ association representing the professional cricketers of England and Wales.
“We are saddened that Tony is leaving SACA, but we wish him well as he takes on this new challenge with the PCA,” said SACA president Omphile Ramela.