Legend of the game Michael Hussey is set to lead an independent review of Cricket Tasmania’s Male Pathway and High Performance programs, CT announced.
The former Australian Batsman would conduct his review following the recent dismissal of Tasmania tigers coach Dan Marsh.
Hussey would review the Tigers team, the Future League programs, Emerging Tigers and the under-age state programs. His recommendations would help CT know if they are following best practices. Additionally, he would check if the staffing and funding are adequate.
Hussey retired from everything that had to do with the game in 2016, before being drafted to BBL side by the chief executive then Nick Cummins. Cummins himself is set to become the Chief of Cricket Tasmania.
The poor performance of The Tigers in the Sheffield Shield season and the absence at the Matador One Day Cup are parts of the triggers for the review.
“The purpose of the review is to ensure that Cricket Tasmania’s Pathway and High Performance structures are providing the best opportunity for elite talent to be identified, nurtured, progressed and maintained and capable of achieving the goal of cricket Tasmania strategic plan,” CT said.
“[I want] to help to put a structure in place that creates an environment to foster successful Tasmanian cricket teams and produce future Australian players in all forms of the game,” Hussey said.
CT chair Andrew Gaggin said the review was not about appointing “personalities” but to ensure that the players, coaches and support staff have the best to remain competitive. He was happy that an experienced hand like Hussey would help in the operational review.