Alan Crompton, the former chairman of Cricket Australia (CA), died at the age of 81, according to ESPNCricinfo. From 1992 until 1995, Crompton was the chairman of Cricket Australia (previously the Australian Cricket Board). Crompton had risen to the role after a decade in cricket administration and a long career in Sydney grade cricket. Prior to becoming chairman, he served as chairman of Cricket New South Wales and as a representative to CA.
He was also a squad manager for Australia Test teams on three abroad tours while on the board. For his contributions to cricket, he was awarded the Order of Australia medal as well as life memberships in Cricket NSW and Sydney University Cricket Club.
Current CA chairman Lachlan Henderson paid tribute to Crompton.
“Everyone at Cricket Australia who worked with Alan and all those who have benefitted from his service to cricket will be deeply saddened by his passing,” Henderson said.
“The energy, enthusiasm, and expertise Alan brought to cricket in New South Wales and Australia for more than 60 years were remarkable and he leaves an outstanding legacy at all levels of the game. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Alan’s wife Gabby, his family, and all those across the cricket world fortunate to have experienced his friendship and guidance,” said Henderson in a statement.
Australia is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup later this year in October. They recently toured Pakistan in March, wherein, they won the Test series, while losing the ODI series, and went on to win the one-off T20I fixture.