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Former Australian cricketer Mel Jones will leave Cricket Australia’s board in October to concentrate on her media and other job responsibilities.

Since December 2019, Jones has been one of the nine board members, but he also works as a cricket commentator both domestically and internationally, primarily for Sky Sports in England.

She also works with the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game project to promote female leadership and involvement in sport as an advocate for inclusiveness.

Jones, who participated in 61 ODIs and five Test matches, said she would be able to concentrate on her job abroad in 2019 if she decided not to run for re-election to the CA board.

“It has been an honour to serve for three years on the CA board,” Jones said. “But my future work commitments, particularly given that I will be overseas for many months of the year, mean that I will not be able to devote the time required to fully support my fellow board members after this year.

“I am delighted, of course, to be able to continue my long-standing connection to cricket through my commentary, sporting and business interests, and broad range of cricket relationships.”

Jones was the only member of the board with prior experience playing abroad. Greg Rowell, a fellow board member, was a premier cricket player.

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