Healy confirms Cricket Australia board approach

Healy confirms Cricket Australia board approach

Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy has confirmed he’s been approached by Cricket Australia to serve on their board.

As reported by The Australian’s Peter Lalor, the former Australian wicketkeeper has been asked to replace Michael Kasprowicz, who announced his attention to walk away after 11 years.

Speaking on SEN’s Pat and Heals, the cricketing icon confirmed the approach and said he was weighing up whether to accept the offer.

“Yes, there’s been an approach to me to come onto the Cricket Australia Board,” he said.

“It’s nominated by Queensland, there’s six states that can nominate a director.

“The one who is missing is (Queensland’s) Michael Kasprowicz, who stood down after 11 years.

“Queensland has decided to nominated me if I want to do it, I’ve just got to find out if I’ve got time.”

“Yes, I am seriously considering it, I feel like I’m the most dispensable of three options on our Queensland Cricket Board, and that would mean I’d need to get off the Queensland Cricket Board.”

“We’ve got another two options in Chris Simpson and Jon Dooley, but they’re pretty busy at the moment.

“I’m probably best placed out of us three at the moment, but we’ll see how it goes.”

If Healy does decide to take up Cricket Australia’s offer, he will be joining former NSW Premier Mike Baird on the board.

Cricket Australia’s board is scheduled to meet at an Annual General Meeting on October 29.

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