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The Cricket Australia (CA) appointed Earl Eddings as its chairman on a full-time basis on Wednesday.

Eddings, a former first-grade player and president of North Melbourne Cricket Club, became a CA director in 2008. Eddings had been the CA’s interim chairman following the departure of David Peever, who was forced to resign following the publication of the Longstaff Review.

Eddings’ initial tenure will only last for less than a year, with the long-time director up for re-election at the CA’s Annual General Meeting in 2019.

“Eddings’ involvement over the past decade provides continuity in a time of change and enables the board to maintain strong relations with the ICC, other member countries and our valued partners,” CA Independent Director Jacquie Hey said in a statement.