Australian Cricket: Lachlan Henderson is the new chairman of Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia on Thursday appointed Lachlan Henderson as the new chairman of the board, replacing interim chair Richard Freudenstein

Arijit Barua
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As per the latest developments, Lachlan Henderson has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of Cricket Australia. He'll take over the reins from Richard Freudenstein, who held the position on an interim basis. Meanwhile, Freudenstein's tenure saw Tim Paine and Justin Langer's controversial exit as Test captain and coach respectively. Now, Lachlan Henderson will hold the crucial position.

Australian Cricket: Lachlan Henderson is the new chairman of Cricket Australia |

Australian Cricket Team after winning the Ashes 2021-22 in January.

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The group chief executive of Epworth HealthCare, Lachlan had played age-group cricket for Western Australia before turning into a medical practitioner. He joined Cricket Australia as a board member in 2018. However, previously he operated as the chairman of the Western Australia Cricket Association. Meanwhile, Earl Eddings was the last man to have operated as CA chairman on a full-time basis. He quit in October last year as the board had to get Freudenstein on board.

Lachlan Henderson's top priority would be ensuring sustainable future for cricket

"Dr. Henderson, who will commence immediately, signaled his first priorities would be ensuring a strong, sustainable financial future for cricket, increased participation, particularly among girls and women, improved consultation with state and territory chairs and all stakeholders, and continuing to drive high standards of behavior across the game."

said in a statement released by Cricket Australia

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Meanwhile, Lachlan thanked CA directors and other officials after winning the election. "I would like to thank Richard, the other CA directors, and the state chairs and boards for their support. It is a privilege and honor to be elected chair and serve our national sport. I'm really excited by the opportunities ahead." said Lachlan Henderson.

"I'm looking forward to working closely with our states and territory cricket chairs and associations, the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), our players, and our partners, on how we unite and work together to ensure cricket continues to thrive in the future as Australia's favorite sport. As chair, my aim is to ensure the integrity and growth of the game in Australia with strong governance embedded at Cricket Australia and reflected in all levels of cricket, from elite teams to community clubs," he added.

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