News over the weekend that former captains, players and coaches may contest membership of the Board of New Zealand Cricket have been welcomed by Chairman Chris Moller.
“This is precisely what I talked about publicly in December and hoped to encourage,’ says Mr Moller. “I laid down a challenge to former internationals to put their names forward to contest the roles of directors so that New Zealand Cricket can have the strongest Board possible. It now looks like some will do so. That is great for the game in this country.”
Chris Moller added, “Directors of New Zealand Cricket are voluntary and unpaid. People do it for the love of the sport. Those who contest the role are selected by an independent process, which is quite separate to the Board, and are judged on their capability, expertise and competency to contribute around the table as a team acting in the best interests of the game. Against that background I trust we can go through the upcoming Board election process without partisanship or any politicisation of it so that we can ensure strong, effective and professional leadership for New Zealand Cricket.”
In the next few months the Constitutional Review of New Zealand Cricket will be completed, the existing Board will resign and initiate the process for the selection of a new Board. It will be up to existing individual Board members to decide if they wish to resubmit their names for consideration.