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After a 17-year tenure, James Sutherland has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Australia (CA).

Sutherland announced his resignation in Melbourne, a week out from the national men’s ODI team’s series opener against England in London.

More than two months on from the ball-tampering crisis that rocked Australian cricket, and amid an independent cultural review into CA. Mr Sutherland will stay on for up to 12 months until his replacement is found.

“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,”

Sutherland said in a press release.  During his tenure, Mr Sutherland oversaw the introduction of day-night Test matches and the highly successful Twenty20 series Big Bash League.

“As it has been over the last 20 years, it will be a privilege and honour to continue to serve the game over the remaining months that I am in office.”

Among recent achievements, he cited a new strategy for Australian cricket, a lucrative television rights deal and a pay agreement for male and female cricketers.

Sutherland said in a press release.  During his tenure, Mr Sutherland oversaw the introduction of day-night Test matches and the highly successful Twenty20 series Big Bash League.

“As it has been over the last 20 years, it will be a privilege and honour to continue to serve the game over the remaining months that I am in office.”

Among recent achievements, he cited a new strategy for Australian cricket, a lucrative television rights deal and a pay agreement for male and female cricketers.

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