SYDNEY – Australian cricket’s embattled governing body named Earl Eddings to lead the organisation out of crisis on Wednesday, opting for a safe pair of hands already serving on the board.
Cricket Australia said in a statement that it had bumped Eddings – a director of a risk management company – from deputy and interim chairman to have the role fulltime.
“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.
Cricket Australia has been buffeted by a series of bad performances by the men’s Test side, after a ball-tampering scandal saw the captain and vice captain stood down for cheating.
Amid the fallout from the fiasco, former chairman David Peever also quit under intense pressure.