Shane Watson appointed President of Australian Cricketers’ Association
Shane will be the part of Deccan Gladiator in the upcoming T10 league starting from November 14.
Published - Nov 12, 2019 3:49 pm | Updated - Nov 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Shane Watson, the former cricketer is regarded as one of the best all-rounders that Australia has ever produced in its history. He bid farewell to international cricket back in 2016. And, now, he is recently handed with a new responsibility in order to take care of the welfare of the Aussie cricketers in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney.
The 38-year-old played for Australia for more than a decade and amassed more than 9,000 international runs across all the formats with 281 wickets registered under his name. Also, he was the first player to hold the number one position in batting and all-rounder rankings in T20I.
Shane Watson opines on his duties as the President of ACA
The former Aussie cricketer Shane Watson said that it is a proud moment for him and is excited about it. He also feels that he has some big shoes to fill in the job. However, he took to his official Twitter handle to express his feelings.
“I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of the ACA as it evolves into the future. I have big shoes to fill with the people who have gone before me and I am super excited about this opportunity to continue to give back to the game that has given me so much,” Watson said in his tweet.
Watson will hold a strong voice in order to protect the rights of the cricketers if any such situation comes. He also added that this policy also gives assurance that Australian women cricketers will be kept reserved. Also, the former all-rounder backed the women’s of his country to play this game because now it can support them and their family as well and girls can look forward to their career in cricket.
“Through a period of immense change, the players have been and will continue to be, a strong voice in protecting what’s made our game of cricket great, while embracing opportunities that change inevitably brings. This policy, amid a host of other changes, assures Australian women that cricket is a sport which can now support you and your family.
And for girls coming through who love sport, like my daughter, it says that cricket is a sport where you will be able to have a career,” the former Australian all-rounder said as quoted by cricket.com.au. In the upcoming season of the T10 league, Shane Watson will play for Deccan Gladiators that will start from November 14. The team also holds some of the big names like Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard and Mohammad Shahzad.
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— Aust Cricketers Assn (@ACA_Players) November 12, 2019