Shane Watson appointed as President of Australian Cricketers’ Association
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed as the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). He was nominated in ACA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday night in Sydney.
In addition to Watson, on the ten-member ACA board, three new members are current Aussie cricketer Pat Cummins, women’s cricketer Kristen Beams and former women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.
“Through a time of massive change, the players have been, and will keep on being, a solid voice in ensuring what’s made our round of cricket extraordinary, while grasping open doors that change unavoidably brings,”
Watson said after his appointment.
He also took to twitter and expressed his gladness. “I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of the ACA as it evolves into the future. I have big shoes to fill with the people who have gone before me and I am super excited about this opportunity to continue to give back to the game that has given me so much,” he wrote on his twitter wall.
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), along with Watson, are:
Shane Watson- Initial President and Elected Director
Greg Dyer- Initial chair and Elected Director
Aaron Finch- Elected Director
Alyssa Healy- Elected Director
Pat Cummins- Elected Director
Kristen Beams- Elected Director
Moises Henriques- Elected Director
Lisa Sthalekar- Appointed Director
Neil Maxwell- Appointed Director
Janet Torney- Appointed Director
A few days ago, Cricket Australia appointed former Australian cricketer Melanie Jones as their director. This year, Jones has been honored with one of the Australian Citizens of Honor, Medal of the Order of Australia.
I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of the ACA as it evolves into the future. I have big shoes to fill with the people who have gone before me and I am super excited about this opportunity to continue to give back to the game that has given me so much. pic.twitter.com/U8q4dmswWS
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) November 11, 2019