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Nick Hockley confirmed as Managing Director of Cricket Australia |  Cricket News


Cricket Australia has announced that it has made Hockley’s acting CEO appointment permanent; Australian IPL cricketers including Steve Smith and David Warner have also been released from hotel quarantine in Sydney after being evacuated from India amid a wave of coronavirus

Last updated: 05/31/21 9:10 am

Nick Hockley has served as interim CEO of Cricket Australia since last June.

Nick Hockley became the first Englishman to lead Cricket Australia (CA).

Cricket Australia have announced that they have made Hockley’s acting appointment as permanent general manager on Monday.

He has been in this position since last June, having previously held leadership positions on the local organizing committee for the 2020 T20 World Cup, as well as the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. .

Earl Eddings, Chairman of the Board, said: “Only 14 people have been CEO or secretary of Australia’s national cricket body, and only 12 since the Australian Control Council for International Cricket was formally established 116 years ago.

“I have a firm belief that Nick will be considered among the best of them and will continue their legacy of ensuring that cricket is a sport for all Australians.”

Nick Hockley confirmed as Managing Director of Cricket Australia |  Cricket News

Steve Smith (left), Pat Cummins and David Warner (right) could face a busy schedule after the IPL postponed

Australian IPL players released from hotel quarantine

Australian cricketers, including former captain Steve Smith and David Warner, have been released from hotel quarantine in Sydney after being evacuated from India amid a wave of coronavirus cases.

Fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff were also among the players released after a two-week quarantine after returning home following the suspension from the IPL.

“It’s always hard to be stuck somewhere, but knowing we can go home has been a relief, and now that we’re out of quarantine, I can’t wait to go home and see my family,” Behrendorff told Australian media.

An Australian IPL contingent of 38 players, coaches, officials and commentators was forced to take charter planes to Sri Lanka and the Maldives after the government temporarily banned travelers from India due to the escalation of the health crisis in the Asian country.

The ban was lifted two weeks ago.

Cummins, Smith, Warner and Behrendorff will have just a few weeks to rest before setting off on the Caribbean cobbled together tour which kicks off on July 9.

The remaining IPL matches will end in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, the Indian Cricket Council announced over the weekend.

Cricket Australia has yet to approve the return of Australian players to the IPL, which precedes the Twenty20 World Cup in India and a big summer at home with the Test Ashes streak of five and a single test against Afghanistan.

The IPL could provide players with a good warm-up for the T20 World Cup but would also mean a prolonged and grueling stint in bio-secure bubbles.

“Once … we got together as a group, that’s obviously something that needs to be discussed,” said Cricket Australia general manager Nick Hockley.

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