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Earl Eddings, chairman of Cricket Australia, stepped down from his post on Wednesday (October 13), 24 hours out from the board AGM.

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Eddings ended his 13-year association with the cricket governing body in the country after announcing his decision to not stand for re-election as a director.

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Consequently, current CA director Richard Freudenstein has been elected as the interim chairman and will oversee Thursday's AGM.

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Eddings has been CA director for 13 years and the chairman since 2018 following the resignation of David Peever in the wake of cultural reviews into CA after the ball-tampering episode in the Newlands Test in South Africa.

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"It has been an honour and a privilege to be able to serve the sport I love as a Cricket Australia director," Eddings was quoted as saying in a CA media release.

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"I am particularly proud of our collective efforts to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 to stage a hugely successful Indian tour last summer and ensure the Ashes can go ahead this summer.

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I have also been pleased to strengthen relations with the players through the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

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"It is my sincere hope that following my resignation the State and Territory associations can unite and work together in the best interests of cricket, allowing the focus to return to the sport ahead of the 2021-22 season.

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I would like to extend my thanks to all of those who have worked hard to support the sport, and me personally, during my term as Chair

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