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New Zealand Cricket Media Release on behalf of Cricket Holdings America LLC
Holdings America LLC, a joint venture between New Zealand Cricket (NZC)
and United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), has started a
global search for a Chief Executive Officer and T20 League
The appointed person would be responsible for the
delivery of a business plan which, with the support of the Board, will
include the negotiation of key commercial rights such as broadcast
rights and the sale of T20 franchises.
New Zealand Cricket CEO
Justin Vaughan said the new position will help establish professional
cricket in the USA and stressed it will take the skills of an
experienced operator to maximise the potential of this “asset rich”
“The creation of the position is an exciting step forward
for the organisation and provides a unique opportunity for an
experienced and highly motivated professional.
“We are determined
to identify the best possible candidate from around the world who can
quickly get the organisational framework established and then deliver on
our financial and strategic priorities.”
When outlining his
vision for the organisation, Vaughan spoke with excitement about the
prospect of a new Twenty20 League across the USA.
"One of the big
ticket items for the new CEO/Commissioner will be to create the
foundations for a national Twenty20 League and implement a franchising
model for the competition.
“It is an exciting time for Cricket
Holdings America and the appointment of the inaugural CEO should
progress our overall objective of developing cricket in the United
CHALLC Board Member and former first-class player, Neil
Maxwell added: “Based out of the US and reporting to a corporate Board,
the position will be linked to an attractive compensation package with
significant incentives to attract prominent executives from key
sporting and business roles.”
is a level of excitement around the US market and this role provides an
individual the opportunity to create a once-in-a-lifetime legacy of
growing cricket in this receptive and hugely important market.”
of the CHALLC Board will oversee the search with a full job description
available in the careers section of the NZC website.
The appointment is expected to be made by the end of the year.