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Former NRL Boss Todd Greenberg Named Australian Cricketers’ Association CEO

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ormer NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg, has been announced as the new chief executive for the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).

Cricket Australia announced the appointment of Greenberg, who is set to replace outgoing CEO, Alistair Nicholson, after Nicholson announced in October he would resign after six years in the role.

Cricket Australia interim CEO, Nick Hockley, said Greenberg’s experience will benefit cricket in Australia as he is set to represent past and present professional cricketers.

“The role of CEO at the Australian Cricketers’ Association is an incredibly important one, and on behalf of Cricket Australia, I’d like to congratulate Todd Greenberg on his appointment,” Hockley said.

“Todd’s experience in administering the National Rugby League will bring valuable insights that will undoubtedly benefit cricket.

“We welcome Todd back to cricket, where he both played first grade cricket for Randwick, and worked at Cricket NSW, and I look forward to working with him as we complete this summer of cricket and look ahead to 2021/22, which will feature men’s and women’s Ashes series,” he said.

Speaking on his new role, Greenberg said: “I would like to thank the ACA board and the players for the opportunity to advocate for them.”

“I have a long history with cricket, it’s the game I first fell in love with, and am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely on their behalf in partnership with Cricket Australia and the state associations for the good of the game.

“This is a role that comes with great responsibility and I am very much looking forward to meeting and speaking to as many players and members as I can over the coming months,” he said.

Reports emerged before Greenberg’s appointment at the ACA that he was in running for the Cricket Australia CEO job, which has been held by interim chief executive Nick Hockley since he replaced Kevin Roberts in June of 2020.

Greenberg stood down from his role as the NRL CEO among the pressure of the NRL’s 2020 season suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after he was widely scrutinised for the financial situation of the NRL.