Melbourne: Belinda Clark, Australia`s most successful women cricketer and captain, has emerged as one of the front runners for Cricket Australia`s (CA) newly created post of cricket supremo.
The 40-year-old Clark, who retired in 2005, has been impressive in her management skills and cricket knowledge since being appointed as the manager of the National Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.
A daily reported that the supremo besides looking at the men`s cricket team will also be in charge of the centre of excellence and work closely with state cricket performance and talent managers. The supremo will also be responsible for women`s high-performance cricket.
The appointment will reduce the role of current general manager of cricket operations Michael Brown, who still would be responsible for scheduling, player contracts, security and anti-corruption, state and other competitions, umpires and coaches.