Alistair Nicholson has made a decision: He has decided that he no longer wants to be Chief Executive of the Australian Cricket Association. He came to this position in 2014 and spent a total of 6 years Like any job, this one was not easy at all.
Nicholson encountered many problems but still managed to overcome all those problems and believes that it is time for someone new "I've been humbled to represent our player group and I'm very proud of what we have been able to achieve in my time at the ACA.
I have had to deal with unprecedented issues in the game but always tried to maintain principles of fairness and equity, representing the players as we worked to advance the interests of the game at all times," Nicholson said, as quoted by criccbuzz "I step down with some sadness as I love the ACA and the game but I look forward to watching from afar and taking a break to enjoy a summer of watching cricket after a particularly demanding tenure, including most recently through COVID.
The season ahead is now as well planned as possible and I have great confidence in the ACA team to steer through the years ahead," he added.
Greg Dyer on Nicholson
Greg Dyer, ACA Chairman had only words of praise for Nicholson.
He believes that he did a lot for cricket in Australia and that he did a great job "Under Alistair's leadership we've become much more professional and developed our capability to provide a much-expanded service offering for the benefit of all of our members," Greg Dyer, ACA Chairman said.
"We're now positioned to participate strongly in the game's future as an enormously respected contributor at all levels of Australian cricket. "Alistair has made an incredible personal contribution to these outcomes, working tirelessly through some very difficult moments for the sport.
He should be rightly proud of the players' participation in grassroots programmes, in cricket's position as the leader in gender equity and in the continuing dividend which the revenue share partnership model delivers," he added Nick Hockley, CA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer also praised Nicholson.
He said he was of great importance to cricket in Australia and wished him all the best "Alistair has made a significant contribution during his time at the ACA, and whilst our time together has been brief, I have enjoyed working closely and constructively with him to ensure we collectively advance the interests of the game.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with Alistair until he finishes up at the end of the year and on behalf of Australian Cricket, we wish him all the very best for the future."