James Sutherland

  • James Sutherland stays as Cricket Australia chief Yesterday

    Sydney: James Sutherland has been reappointed as Cricket Australia's chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup, the organisation said Thursday. Sutherland, 49, took over CA's top post in 2001 at the age of 35 as the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest three-year deal had been...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield March 1, 2014

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night using...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test series...
  • James Sutherland defends Australia's preparations for Ashes November 13, 2013

    Sydney: Australia will have no excuses in the upcoming Ashes series because their Test preparation has been far superior to England's, Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said on Wednesday. Sutherland defended the scheduling of Australia's recent one-day tour to India, and said the quick change to the five-day game would have...
  • Perth's WACA ground misses out on India Test September 12, 2013

    Perth's WACA ground will be without a Test match when India tour Australia during the 2014-15 season, Cricket Australia has announced. The WACA, a regular Australian Test venue since 1974, missed out when CA allocated its schedule of four Tests against third-ranked India. CA said Adelaide, scheduled to complete a Aus$535 million...
  • CA chief lashes out at racist abuse of Ahmed September 4, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has lashed out at "racist comments" directed at Muslim Fawad Ahmed after the legspinner asked not to wear a kit displaying the logo of beer brand VB. Pakistan-born Ahmed, who became an Australian citizen in July after his application was fast-tracked, did not have the...
  • Australia gear up for day-night Test cricket August 30, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia will trial day-night first-class matches this summer with plans to play a Test in Australia under lights by 2015-16. CA said in a statement on Friday that the ninth round of its Sheffield Shield competition will all be day-night matches and played with pink balls. The matches are...
  • Ashes reinforces cricket as Australia's favourite sport July 16, 2013

    Melbourne: The response of the Australian public to the first Ashes Test has reinforced the game's popularity in Australia, according to Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland. "While we didn't get the on-field result that we all wanted last night, the response to the performances of the team at Trent...
  • Sacked Arthur taking legal action over CA axing July 13, 2013

    Sydney: Sacked coach Mickey Arthur has hired a legal firm and is seeking compensation after Cricket Australia tore up his contract last month, a report said on Saturday. The South African, the first foreign-born coach of the Australian team, was sacked just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series...
  • CA chief slams Australian team for Warner bar attack June 14, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Friday slammed the role of the Australian team in the damaging David Warner punch-up incident in England and demanded they crack down on bad behaviour. Warner was on Thursday fined Aus$11,500 ($11,000) and suspended until the start of the Ashes series next month for...
  • CA signs A$590 million broadcast deal June 4, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) announced a A$590 million broadcast agreement with Channels Nine and Ten on Tuesday, confident the new deal will help them attract the best young athletes in the country to the sport. Collectively, the board's domestic and international rights to telecast cricket for the next five years add...
  • Cricket Australia considers social media policy May 21, 2013

    Sydney: Chief executive James Sutherland says Cricket Australia may consider implementing a social media policy after opening batsman David Warner became embroiled in an expletive-laden Twitter exchange with two journalists. Warner is reportedly expected to plead guilty at a hearing on Wednesday to breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Conduct after expressing...
  • CA concerned but not doubtful over 2nd Test in Hyderabad February 22, 2013

    Chennai: They are "concerned" after bomb blasts rocked Hyderabad, which is scheduled to host the second India-Australia Test, but Cricket Australia on Friday said there is "no reason to doubt" that the match will not go ahead as planned. "We will make assessments in time but at this stage there is...
  • CA appoints Anderson to review integrity management February 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager of football operations Adrian Anderson to review their integrity management. CA chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland said in a release that Australian cricket, in common with international cricket, has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management. "But public...
  • No use of drugs in Australian cricket: CA chief February 7, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said there was nothing in a damning government report into doping that linked the sport to drugs, saying he was shocked by the findings. A year-long Australian Crime Commission probe concluded that drug use was widespread across multiple Australian sporting codes, with growing links...
  • CA lauds Ricky Ponting's illustrious career November 29, 2012

    Perth: Cricket Australia on Thursday paid lavish tribute to retiring former captain Ricky Ponting, describing him as a "leader by example" and one of the "best prepared players in the modern game". Ponting, Australia's 366th Test player and 42nd Test captain, announced that the Perth Test against South Africa starting on...
  • CA takes action on racist remarks by Ritchie November 14, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa [CSA] on Tuesday thanked Cricket Australia [CA] for their rapid and effective response to deal with the racist remarks made by former Australian Test player Greg Ritchie, on the first day of the Brisbane Test match at the Gabba last week. "I had a long conversation with...
  • Watson likely to be called home early from CLT20 October 15, 2012

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson is likely to be called home early from the Champions League Twenty20 tournament so he can rest and be ready for the three-Test series against South Africa starting November 9. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland on Monday said Watson's workload was being reviewed and "I think...
  • CA salutes 'fantastic' Lee July 13, 2012

    Sydney: Terming Brett Lee's record as fantastic, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Lee was an inspiration to many young kids taking up the game. "His record as a wicket-taker and leader of the attack is fantastic and speaks for itself, but his resilience and ability to bounce back after...
  • Aus wary of UAE heat in proposed Pak series June 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Heat could play spoilsport in the proposed Pakistan-Australia limited-overs series in the UAE as the cricketers from Down Under have "significant concerns" about playing there in searing temperatures of August. Pakistan Cricket Board's director for international operations Intikhab Alam has said three ODIs and three Twenty20s are being planned in...
  • Breakthrough in pay talks with Aus players June 15, 2012

    Sydney: An impasse with the players' union over performance-related pay has been overcome and a final agreement was imminent, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Friday. Fears of strike action had eased significantly following a breakthrough in talks between CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association, Sutherland said ahead of...
  • Lorgat presents ICC ODI Shield to Australia June 13, 2012

    Melbourne: ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat today presented the ICC ODI Shield to Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland in recognition of the team being ranked number one in the 50-over World Cup. Sutherland also received the prize-money cheque of USD 175,000 from Tim Sullivan, Managing Director Australia NZ for Reliance...
  • Australia talk over players' pay stalling June 10, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia and the players' union were still "further apart" than desired in negotiations over performance-related pay, with the threat of strikes looming, CA chief James Sutherland said. The current pay deal expires on June 30, and the Australian Cricketers' Association [ACA] has not ruled out strike action, meaning...
  • Aus disappointed with players in wage row June 8, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says he is "surprised and a little bit disappointed" at a players' union response to a pay offer that could see the country's top players 80 million Australian dollars ($78.5 million) better off over the next five years. The current pay deal between CA...
  • CA wants to pay players according to performance February 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) is all set to implement the Argus review's central and most content_cnious recommendations, which says that a player's pay must be weighted towards team and individual performance. The decision may lead to an unrest between the players and the management as it plans to move away from...
  • CA to reduce number of central contracts February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to cut down the number of central contracts handed out to players as a part of its new Memorandum of Understanding with the players' association. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Friday that the new contract system will be performance-based and players will be...
  • Haddin dropped due to poor form: CA February 17, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland confirmed that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been dropped from the one-day side due to poor form. Sutherland also said that he was disappointed with the confusion surrounding Haddin's status, since the player was aware of the situation and has had regular dialogue with...
  • CA chief takes dig at India's anti-DRS stance December 30, 2011

    Melbourne: Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System (DRS), Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that "some awful decisions" against them could convince the visitors to use the controversial technology. Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for the...
  • Australia want review of bad light rule December 4, 2011

    Brisbane: The Australian team wants a review of the bad light rule after early stumps were called in apparently reasonable conditions on the first two days of their ongoing Test against New Zealand due on plea of bad light. A similar incident happened in their Johannesburg Test against South Africa. Hours...