Lesley Murdoch, a former White Ferns captain is elect president of New Zealand Cricket. The annual general meeting also saw the re-election of director Kevin Malloy. And the appointment of Sarah Beaman as a new director.
Lesley Murdoch, a former White Fern, was choose to lead New Zealand Cricket (NZC). It was during their annual general meeting (AGM) on November 9th. Murdoch is the second woman to hold the position in history, following departing president Debbie Hockley.
The annual general meeting also saw the election of director Kevin Malloy. For a second term and the appointment of Sarah Beaman as the new director. One of the highlights of the AGM was Jackie Lloyd, a board member, saying goodbye to the organization.
Beaman formerly held the positions of coach of the Auckland Hearts. And captain of the New Zealand U-23 Women’s Cricket team. She has been a crucial member of the NZC’s Junior and Women’s Boards.
Murdoch has a wealth of expertise.
Murdoch has a wealth of knowledge from both on and off the field. She represented the White Ferns in 25 One-day Internationals and six Test matches throughout her playing career. She also served as team captain in both formats. Murdoch also had the good fortune to compete for the hockey team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
She has been the vice-president of Current Zealand Cricket since 2021. And she was doing a great job managing the organization before being chosen for her new position. She serves as the New Zealand Community Trust’s trustee as well.
One of the high points of her post-retirement career was the crucial role she played in the 1995 modernization of the antiquated New Zealand Cricket Council.
Murdoch, who was born in 1958, made her Test debut in Sydney in January 1979 against their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia. On January 10, 1982, in Auckland, she made her ODI debut against England while playing for Canterbury on the local circuit. Equal pay for its male and female players was declared by New Zealand Cricket earlier in July, marking a historic milestone.