Alistair Nicholson has decided to step down from his position as the CEO of the Australian Cricketers Association.
After having replaced former CEO Paul Marsh in 2014, Alistair Nicholson has decided to give up his post by the end of this year. With that, the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) will now have to commence their procedure of recruitment for the next CEO.
Nicholson’s tenure was faced with a lot of important issues. Some of these were the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, the ball-tampering scandal in Newlands, and a public dispute over the new Memorandum of Understanding. Although these issues may have been already resolved, COVID-19 took place and added up to Nicholson’s problems in dealing with the players.
Talking about his resignation, Nicholson says, ‘I've been humbled to represent our player group and I'm very proud of what we have been able to achieve in my time at the ACA. I have had to deal with unprecedented issues in the game but always tried to maintain principles of fairness and equity, representing the players as we worked to advance the interests of the game at all times’.
‘I step down with some sadness as I love the ACA and the game but I look forward to watching from afar and taking a break to enjoy a summer of watching cricket after a particularly demanding tenure, including most recently through COVID. The season ahead is now as well planned as possible and I have great confidence in the ACA team to steer through the years ahead’, he added.
Following his official statement, both ACA chairman Greg Dyer and Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley have also shared how Nicholson has made significant contributions during his time at ACA.
After having described his commitment to the job, they also wished him well for his future. To further understand how the sport of cricket is played, visit Betwala.
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