Lesley Murdoch (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Former White Fern Lesley Murdoch has been elected as the brand new president of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) following their annual basic assembly (AGM) on Wednesday, November 9. Taking historical past into context, Murdoch is the second lady ever to take up the function after the outgoing president, Debbie Hockley.

The annual basic assembly additionally witnessed the appointments of Sarah Beaman as the brand new director and the re-election of director Kevin Malloy. In the meantime, board member Jackie Lloyd bid adieu to the organisation and it was one of many highlights of the AGM.

Beaman beforehand served because the captain of the New Zealand U-23 Ladies’s cricket workforce and was additionally the coach of the Auckland Hearts. She has been an integral a part of the Junior Board and Ladies’s Board of NZC.

Murdoch comes with lot of expertise

Murdoch comes with a number of expertise each on and off the sphere. Throughout her taking part in days Murdoch performed six Take a look at matches and 25 One-day Internationals for the White Ferns and in addition led the unit in each codecs. Murdoch was additionally lucky sufficient to signify the hockey workforce on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. 

So far as the administration aspect of issues are involved, she was New Zealand Cricket’s vice-president since 2021 and was administering issues very well earlier than being elected for her latest function. She can be a trustee of the New Zealand Group Belief.

One of many highlights of her post-retirement profession was the truth that she performed an instrumental function as a member of the panel that modernised the outdated New Zealand Cricket Council within the 12 months 1995.

Born in 1958, Murdoch made her Take a look at debut towards their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia in Sydney in January 1979. She represented Canterbury within the home circuit and made her ODI debut versus England on January 10, 1982 in Auckland. Earlier in July, New Zealand Cricket in what was a momentous event introduced equal pay for its female and male cricketers.

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