After being awarded one of Australia’s highest honors, The Medal of the Order of Australia earlier this year former international cricketer, Melanie Jones has now been appointed as the director of Cricket Australia. This is historic as Jones will be Cricket Australia’s first female director.
Can’t wait to bring a lifetime of cricket experiences, conversations & connections to the board of @CricketAus. So appreciative for the chance to play a role in making cricket stronger, more enjoyable & inclusive for all on and off the field. #SportForAll https://t.co/aZh8JuNuhr pic.twitter.com/WGXifq1CQR
— Mel ‘MJ’ Jones (@meljones_33) November 6, 2019
The announcement happened early on Wednesday and social media was quick to react to it – Twitter was filled with congratulatory messages for Mel Jones and everyone applauded Cricket Australia’s decision.
Here are some of the twitter reactions –
Could not be happier for this one – always looking for ways to make things better. Brilliant appointment and will be a wonderful addition to CA 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/5QlpWfCaOJ
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 5, 2019
So proud of @meljones_33 appointment. No doubt will do amazing things!! https://t.co/D1kXcJBwig
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 5, 2019
Congratulations to the brilliant @meljones_33 – a trailblazer on the field, in the commentary box, and now the first ever female State Association nominee for the @CricketAus board
— Sarah Styles (@SarahStylesAU) November 6, 2019
Biggest congrats @meljones_33. You are just what cricket in Australia needs!! https://t.co/4AQxo6zrdr
— Bronwyn (@bronwynklei) November 6, 2019
Knowledge, passion, commitment, fairness, breadth of vision & experience. Outstanding for Aus Cricket to have Mel at the table.
— Alison Mitchell (@AlisonMitchell) November 6, 2019
Brilliant news, well done @CricketAus. @meljones_33. Well deserved. Passion, knowledge, understanding, commitment – we need more of you in cricket. To grow the sport, to engage more and new fans and drive change. https://t.co/O97wrMAvdr
— Aarti Singh Dabas (@AartiSDabas) November 6, 2019
2019 Medal of the Order of Australia … Ringing of the Lord’s Bell, (Men’s) Ashes 2019…
Now first State-nominated female Director of the @CricketAus Board.
Congratulations on your new role @meljones_33 … and a big year in cricket! 🇭🇲🏏🙌 #womeninleadership #womeninsport
— karina keisler (@karinakeisler) November 5, 2019
Outstanding appointment – @meljones_33 will bring wisdom, insight and judgement to the board. Congrats Mel! @auswomensport #changeourgame https://t.co/tXBz6LzTFS
— Iain Roy (@Royter100) November 6, 2019
Congrats Mel, great appointment @meljones_33 https://t.co/cVtMIn0UGV
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) November 6, 2019
One of the most astute observers of the game, and in sport’s ecosystem.https://t.co/KYaowdxX9N
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) November 6, 2019
❇️ 66 internationals for Australia
❇️ Part of ICC Women’s CWC-winning sides in 1997 and 2005
❇️ Honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia
This former Australia cricketer has added one more feather to her cap ⬇️ https://t.co/Af1UioV8Ih
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2019
We at Female Cricket are super proud of Mel Jones and wish her the best as she takes up this new responsibility.
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