CA make Sutherland their permanent CEO

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Cricket Australia have decided to make James Sutherland their permanent chief executive, moving him off a contract-based post to a fixed, open ended role, thus securing his job past the World Cup.

Cricket Australia have decided to make James Sutherland their permanent chief executive, moving him off a contract-based post to a fixed, open ended role, thus securing his job past the World Cup.

Sutherland's contract was due to end after the ICC event early next year, but CA have opted to keep him on board after 13 years of service, which has seen significant financial and participatory growth, according to CA.

Chairman Wally Edwards said on the board's website: "The game's comprehensive strategic plan is on track and the outcomes from our team performance, governance and national financial model reviews are starting to take hold.

"As a Board, we want James to continue his work leading Australian cricket, with the aim to be the number one sport for viewership, fan passion, participation, team success and to be a completely unified national sport."

Sutherland was obviously pleased to stay gainfully employed, saying: "I'm very grateful to the board for the confidence and faith it has showed in me to continue as CEO beyond next year.

"That confidence is really a reflection of the great work being carried out by CA staff and those at State and Territory Associations who strive each day to make cricket great.

"It is a huge honour to lead the game and I'm as passionate as I have ever been to deliver on our strategy of making cricket Australia's favourite sport."

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