Mel Jones
Mel Jones (Picture by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto through Getty Pictures)

Former Australia Worldwide, Mel Jones, is all set to step down as one of many administrators of Cricket Australia. The 50-year-old needs to focus extra on her worldwide commitments and thus will be unable to provide a lot of her time to the board.

Jones joined the Board of Administrators within the 12 months 2019. She is without doubt one of the 9 administrators and the one one with prior expertise of taking part in worldwide cricket. She’s going to go away her workplace within the month of October as the previous cricketer has determined to not stand for re-election.

Citing her causes for worldwide work commitments, Jones mentioned, “My future work commitments, notably on condition that I will likely be abroad for a lot of months of the 12 months, imply that I will be unable to dedicate the time required to completely assist my fellow board members after this 12 months.”

Jones is understood for her commentary abilities within the cricketing world. She all the time stays an integral a part of ICC’s commentary panel in any occasion of theirs. With a number of World Championships developing and girls’s cricket set to start in full swing, Mel’s duties as a media personnel is not going to assist her focus on different works.

“I’m delighted, after all, to have the ability to proceed my long-standing connection to cricket by my commentary, sporting and enterprise pursuits and a broad vary of cricket relationships,” mentioned the 50-year-old.

CA chairman Lachlan Henderson thanked Jones for her invaluable contribution

Jones, who performed 5 Checks and 61 ODIs for Australia, was an ‘excellent’ member in line with the chairman of Cricket Australia. Thanking her for her ‘invaluable’ service, he introduced to formally recognise her contribution within the subsequent AGM assembly, which is scheduled to occur within the month of October.

“Her distinctive perspective and insights have been invaluable as we now have set the technique to make sure the persevering with future well being of the sport. We look ahead to formally recognising Mel’s contribution to the CA board on the AGM in October,” he mentioned to the media.