Former Cricket Australia chair Jack Clarke dies aged 70

Former Cricket Australia chair Jack Clarke has handed away in Adelaide aged 70. Clarke was an influential determine in Australian cricket having served on the CA board from 1999 to 2011 and was chair for the ultimate three years of his tenure.

The Massive Bash League was launched throughout his time as chair from 2008 to 2011 and he additionally commissioned the Argus overview into the efficiency of the Australian crew following the 2010-11 residence Ashes collection defeat that led to a reshaping of CA’s excessive efficiency arm.

Clarke, who had a protracted profession as a solicitor after taking part in grade cricket in Adelaide for Glenelg, additionally served as a director with the South Australian Cricket Affiliation for 21 years and was made an Honorary Life Member of the SACA in 2012.

“Jack was an excellent contributor to Australian, South Australian and worldwide cricket in his main roles with Cricket Australia and the SACA, and much-loved by all who knew him throughout the sport,” present CA chair Mike Baird stated.

“Jack’s management in very important areas together with governance and excessive efficiency was notably essential throughout a time when Australian cricket confronted some important challenges. Jack’s ardour for the sport was instantly obvious to anybody who loved a day on the cricket with him.

“On behalf of Cricket Australia, I wish to supply my deepest condolences to Jack’s spouse Sue, his daughters Georgie and Lucy, his prolonged household and plenty of buddies, and all these lucky to have recognized him.”

Will Rayner, the SACA chair, stated: “Jack was one of many true characters of the sport. His snort and zest for all times was infectious, and we are going to miss him dearly.”

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