Former Test bowler Michael Kasprowicz was Tuesday named as a member of the Cricket Australia board, replacing Matthew Hayden who is coming out of retirement to play in the Twenty20 Big Bash.
Kasprowicz will step down as the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association to take on the role as one of the two Queensland directors of the CA Board, joining Bryan Phelan OAM.
“It’s a great honour to be approached to join the Board and I’m looking forward to doing the best I can for Australian cricket in the coming months,” Kasprowicz said.
“There are some big decisions ahead for the game and I am keen to ensure we do our absolute best to help our game grow and prosper.”
Queensland Cricket Chairman Jim Holding said Kasprowicz would bring many important qualities to the National board.
“He remains very much in touch with the game, especially at the elite level through coaching and commentary interests and his work with the ACA,” said Jim Holding.
“His role with the Bulls Masters also gives him excellent insights into the grassroots and its health, especially in regional areas of the State.”
Kasprowicz, who claimed 113 wickets in 38 Tests for Australia, retired from first class cricket in 2007-08 after playing 115 matches and taking 505 wickets.