Sutherland agrees rolling contract

The 49-year-old's agreement was set to come to an end after next year's World Cup but he is now set to stay beyond that on an "ongoing employment arrangement".

"As a board, we want James to continue his work leading Australian cricket, with the aim to be the number one sport for viewership, fan passion, participation, team success and to be a completely unified national sport," said CA chairman Wally Edwards.

Sutherland has been in charge of CA since June 2001 and is delighted to have extended his involvement.

"I'm very grateful to the board for the confidence and faith it has shown in me to continue as CEO beyond next year," he said.

"That confidence is really a reflection of the great work being carried out by CA staff and those at state and territory associations who strive each day to make cricket great.

"It is a huge honour to lead the game and I'm as passionate as I have ever been to deliver on our strategy of making cricket Australia's favourite sport."

  James Sutherland has agreed a new deal with Cricket Australia
James Sutherland has agreed a new deal with Cricket Australia