The former cricketer played for Australia from 1997 to 2006
Former Australia cricketer Mel Jones joins Cricket Australia’s (CA) board. She was appointed as the board's director. Jones made her debut in 1997 and played with the national team. Her career spanned for 16 years, representing Australia and playing for domestic matches.
The new director is excited to work with the board. She and the board will work together to reinforce the bond in the cricket community.
‘I have much admiration for the work that has been undertaken over the past 18 months in particular, an incredibly challenging time for cricket, and testament to its place in the hearts of Australians’, Jones said.
After her retirement in 2006, she worked as a commentator for women’s T20I matches. She also commentated for men’s games on ABC radio and for international cricket leagues like the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) and 2017 Pakistan Super League (PSL).
CA chairman Earl Eddings spoke about the new director. ‘Mel has been an active and inspiring part of the cricket fabric for many years and we are privileged to have her join the Board’, he said.
‘Australian Cricket has been undergoing significant change over the past two years and I've no doubt Mel's experience on and off the field will be an asset to the team as we move into our next phase’, he added.
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