Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones pulls up stumps

Cricket NSW is on the search for a new chief executive with Andrew Jones to leave the organisation at the end of the season.

Jones, who started in the role five years ago, informed state delegates of his decision to leave at a meeting on Monday night.

Moving on: Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones.

Moving on: Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones.Credit:AAP

The development comes just weeks after CNSW, currently based in the SCG precinct, announced the building of a $50 million community and high-performance centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Jones, who said he was looking to move into the private sector, was formerly Cricket Australias head of strategy.


Jones leaves with the mens team having just embarked on a rebuild under new coach Phil Jaques.

Jones was instrumental in the professionalisation of the womens game in NSW, with the Breakers continuing their dominance at domestic level during his tenure.

"It is a joy to do what you love for a living,” Jones said.

"Why wouldnt you when you work with the likes of Alyssa Healy, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Ellyse Perry, who are among the very best in the world at what they do.”

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

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