Board role for Boon

David Boon
David Boon

DAVID Boon has returned to the Tasmanian cricket family after being appointed a director of Cricket Tasmania.

The 53-year-old Test great from Launceston, who played 107 Tests between 1984 and 1995, averaging 43.65 with 21 centuries, returns to Cricket Tasmania having previously worked as a senior manager in administration.

Boon, who is a current ICC match referee and former Australian selector, yesterday said he felt "very proud" to be appointed to Cricket Tasmania's board.

"I am looking forward to making a contribution to the continued growth and development of Tasmanian Cricket," Boon said.

"Tasmanian cricket has been a part of my life both as a player and an administrator and I am extremely pleased to have an active role once again."

Cricket Tasmania chairman Tony Harrison said it was an "honour and a pleasure" to have Boon on the board.

"David's knowledge and experience of the game itself and the way cricketing organisations are run will be a fantastic addition to an already high-quality board," Harrison said.

"He has much to offer Tasmanian cricket and I very much look forward to having David again directly involved with Cricket Tasmania."

Cricket Tasmania chief executive David Johnston echoed Harrison's feelings.

Boon joins Harrison, Michael Gandy, Vincent Barron, Andrew Gaggin, Paul Green, Chris Mitchell, Ben Targett, Belinda Jefferies, Paul Clark and Richard Edwards on the Cricket Tasmania board.