|Affiliation||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|Headquarters||Jolimont, Melbourne, Australia|
|Men's coach||Justin Langer|
|Women's coach||Matthew Mott|
|Operating income||$99 million (2015 profit)|
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Cricket Australia (CA), formerly known as the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in Australia. It was originally formed in 1905 as the 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket'. It is incorporated as an Australian Public Company, limited by guarantee.
Cricket Australia operates all of the Australian national representative cricket sides, including the Men's, the Women's and Youth sides. CA is also responsible for organising and hosting Test tours and one day internationals with other nations, and scheduling the home international fixtures.
Cricket Australia is an administrative organisation responsible for cricket in Australia. Cricket Australia has six member organisations that represent each of the Australian states. These organisations are:
Cricket ACT and Northern Territory Cricket are non-member associations, although the ACT participates in Cricket Australia tournaments such as the Women's National Cricket League and the Futures League, and previously briefly also competed in the domestic limited-overs competition.
Cricket Australia is governed by eight independent directors, who work collectively in the national interest of Australian cricket.[ citation needed ] The chief executive officer reports to the board of directors.
Each of the state cricket associations that are members of Cricket Australia also selects a representative side to participate in Australia's major domestic cricket tournaments.
|State||Men's side||Women's side|
|New South Wales||New South Wales Men's Cricket Team||Blues||New South Wales Women's Cricket Team||Breakers|
|Queensland||Queensland Men's Cricket Team||Bulls||Queensland Women's Cricket Team||Fire|
|South Australia||South Australia Men's Cricket Team||Southern Redbacks||South Australia Women's Cricket Team||Scorpions|
|Tasmania||Tasmania Men's Cricket Team||Tigers||Tasmania Women's Cricket Team||Roar|
|Victoria||Victoria Men's Cricket Team||Victoria Women's Cricket Team|
|Western Australia||Western Australia Men's Cricket Team||Western Warriors||Western Australia Women's Cricket Team||Western Fury|
|Territory||Men's side||Women's side|
|Australian Capital Territory||Australian Capital Territory Men's Cricket Team||Comets||Australian Capital Territory Women's Cricket Team||Meteors|
|Northern Territory||Northern Territory Men's Division||Northern Territory Women's Division|
Cricket Australia also maintains a healthy but independent association with the Australian Cricketers' Association to provide proper player's rights and welfare requirements.
The first centralised authority for the administration of cricket in Australia was established in 1892 when representatives from the state associations of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria came together to establish the Australasian Cricket Council. However the Australasian Cricket Council was disbanded in 1898, and what is now known as Cricket Australia was established in 1905 as the "Australian Board of Control for International Cricket". [ citation needed ] The predecessor organisation, the Australasian Cricket Council, had existed from 1892 to 1898 but was ineffective due to a lack of funding. Its one lasting action was to establish the Sheffield Shield, the first-class cricket competition between the Australian colonies.Before its establishment, tours by Australian teams to England were organised and funded by private groups or by the players themselves. Similarly, invitations to English teams were made by private promoters or by individual clubs, such as the Melbourne Cricket Club.
These early tours were lucrative for the players and promoters and cricket administrators looked to find ways to channel some of this money to the destitute clubs, through the state associations. Formal discussions began in January 1905 in Sydney for the formation of a body to take control of tours from the players. A draft constitution was discussed by members of the New South Wales, Victoria, South Australian and Queensland associations.The first meeting of the new board was held at Wesley College in Melbourne on 6 May 1905.
The foundation members were the New South Wales Cricket Association and the Victorian Cricket Association. South Australia's delegates refused to join the Board because the Board structure denied the players any representation. The Queensland Cricket Association was represented as an observer only.
Queensland did decide to formally join the association with one delegate member the following year, and the constitution was amended in 1906, so that New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria would each have three permanent representatives, and Queensland one representative. In 1907 Tasmania was permitted to send a single representative, and Western Australia did likewise in 1913. Changes to this structure were made in 1914 and 1974 respectively when Queensland and Western Australia formally increased their representation to two each.
Cricket Australia has had three different names since its foundation. They are:[ citation needed ]
The organisation's revenue was A$380.9 million in the year ended 30 June 2015, with a net surplus of $99 million largely attributed to the success of co-hosting the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.[ citation needed ]
As well as responsibility for Australian international sides, Cricket Australia organises domestic inter-state cricket in Australia, including the three premier competitions in each of the major forms of the game. These are the Sheffield Shield in first-class cricket, the JLT One-Day Cup, which is the domestic one-day competition, and the KFC Big Bash League, which is the domestic Twenty20 competition.
Cricket Australia's competitions:
Cricket Australia also runs the Under 19 and Under 17 Male Championships, the Under 18 and Under 15 Female National Championships, the National Indigenous Cricket Championships and the National Cricket Inclusion Championships.
Cricket Australia also provides awards for various categories of players, including:
Cricket Australia also honours players for exceptional service to the game of cricket in Australia by annually adding former players of great distinction to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
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The National Selection Panel is the part of Cricket Australia responsible for team selections for each of the Australian national sides in every form of cricket.
The current three-man panel for the Australian men's sides is: George Bailey (chairman) and Justin Langer (head coach).
The current four-person panel for the Australia women's sides is: Shawn Flegler (chairman), Matthew Mott (head coach), Avril Fahey and Julie Hayes.
Cricket Australia is governed by nine independent directors, who work collectively in the national interest of Australian cricket.
The chief executive officer reports to the board of seven (normally nine) directors. The current seven board members are:
Last update: 30 October 2020
Cricket Australia has criticised the new Afghan government for not allowing women to join the Afghan cricket team. It has stated that it will not play in any match against Afghanistan, if the Afghan government continues like this.
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The 2006–07 Australian cricket season is made up of three domestic competitions for the men; the first-class Pura Cup, the List A Ford Ranger One Day Cup and the Twenty20 competition KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The women compete in the Women's National Cricket League, although Tasmania does not have a first-class women's team. The season started on 11 October 2006 with a domestic Ford Ranger One Day Cup match between Queensland and Tasmania, and culminated with the World Cup Final between Australia and Sri Lanka on 28 April 2007.
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Cricket is the most popular summer sport in Australia at international, domestic and local levels. It is regarded as their national summer sport, and widely played across the country, especially from the months of September to April. The peak administrative body for both professional and amateur cricket is Cricket Australia. The 2017–18 National Cricket Census showed 1,558,821 Australians engaged in cricket competitions or programs – an increase of 9% from the previous year. 30% of cricket's participants are now female, and 6 in every 10 new participants are female, one of the highest year-on-year participation growth figures. In terms of attendance figures, more than 2.3 million people attended cricket during the 2017–18 summer, surpassing the record of 1.8 million set in 2016–17.
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