Women`s ex-captain in running for CA`s top post

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.

IANS

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