James Sutherland has resigned from Cricket Australia (CA)

Last Updated June 06 2018, 11:17Cricket
James Sutherland
James Sutherland

James Sutherland is to stand down as the chief executive of Cricket Australia (CA), it has been revealed.

The 52-year-old has served in the role since 2001 and said it had been a "privilege and honour" to have held the position after joining as general manager in 1998.

Sutherland, a former first-class cricketer with Victoria, has given CA 12 months' notice of his decision, which comes two months after Darren Lehmann left as national coach in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.

Sutherland said: "After nearly 20 years at Cricket Australia, the time is right. I feel very comfortable that this is the right time for me and a good time for the game."

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting will join the team's coaching staff for their one-day international tour of England.

Ponting will assist former team-mate and new Australia head coach Justin Langer for the five-match series which starts on June 13.

Langer said: "Ricky is one of the greats of the game, and since he was already in England doing some commentary we saw it as a great opportunity to have him join our team for this important series.

"Ricky's knowledge of the game is second-to-none, and we know that his experiences, tactical expertise and leadership will be invaluable for this group as we start to build a team capable of winning a World Cup in these conditions in a year's time."

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