Another important head has rolled as part of Cricket Australia’s cost reduction drive. CA’s Head of Female Engagement Sarah Styles is the latest to lose her job, which in the latest drive has seen 40 redundancies.
Sarah has been instrumental in promoting women’s cricket Down Under. Her innings at Cricket Australia has come to an end three months after a record 86,000 plus fans had turned up at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Australia defeating India in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final this year.
Sarah, who had joined CA in 2014, prior to her departure will work on completion of cricket governing body’s third “Press for Progress” report, which assesses Australian cricket’s progress in making the game country’s leading sport For women and girls.
“While we are sorry to see Sarah go, her work embedding female engagement across the organisation means we are well placed for continued success,” “Cricket Australia has told Sydney Morning Herald in a written statement. “CA has been a pioneer in female engagement in sport and Sarah has been at the forefront of that strategy.”
After Sarah’s departure “a cross-functional committee sponsored by the executive team will continue to oversee this strategy”, CA has stated.