SYDNEY (AFP) - Former Test bowler Michael Kasprowicz was Tuesday named as a member of the Cricket Australia board, replacing Matthew Hayden who is coming out of retirement to play in the Twenty20 Big Bash.
Kasprowicz, Queensland?s all-time leading wicket-taker, will step down as the Australian Cricketers' Association president to take on the role.
"It's a great honour to be approached to join the Board and I'm looking forward to doing the best I can for Australian cricket in the coming months," said the 39-year-old.
"There are some big decisions ahead for the game and I am keen to ensure we do our absolute best to help our game grow and prosper."
Kasprowicz, who claimed 113 wickets in 38 Tests for Australia, retired from first class cricket in 2007-08.