Tasmanian Cricket League president Darrell Whyte was re-elected for a ninth season on Monday night with several key reforms on the table for 2018-19.
Clubs have been asked to consider the possibility of a Cricket Tasmania administrator taking over the league’s day-to-day operations.
The committee would still be responsible for its competitions, rule changes and tribunals, but a paid CT employee would alleviate routine responsibilities – similar to how Cricket North and the Southern concrete wicket competition is run.
Whyte said it would be a positive move for the TCL, however, any decision in a couple of weeks following consultations would come down to how affordable it was for clubs.
He said an administrator was among several possible changes in the pipeline to help make the TCL a more professional organisation.
Suggested changes for this season following a club-based workshop in July included:
- Reduced player finals qualification to six matches, with two to be played before Christmas for all grades. Excluding T20 matches for Premier League.
- 16 PL and A-grade clubs with one-team promotion-relegation. PL T20 to be a standalone competition.
- Increased umpire payments and a possible card system to help curb bad player behaviour.
- A trial of white balls.
- Bringing match start times forward to 11am or 10am.
- Consistent match days for Female Boom with increased promotion.
Supporting Whyte will be Adrian Hall, Adam Smith (vice-presidents), Charmaine Whyman (secretary-treasurer), John Wegman, Troy Price and Dave Clark (general members).