Graham Manou signed by Cricket Australia to oversee youth development
Former wicket-keeper batsman Graham Manou has been signed by Cricket Australia (CA) as the national Under-15-19 High Performance pathway manager.
Since 2013, Manou was working with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) and he will quit his role as the cricket operations and membership manager to take up the new role with CA.
Manou, who played one Test and four One-Day Internationals for Australia, will be in charge of youth development and talent identification.
While admitting that it was not an easy decision to leave the ACA, Manou expressed his excitement at the chance of working with the next generation of cricketers.
"While it was a very difficult decision for me to leave the ACA, I'm very excited about the opportunity to influence the next generation of cricketers and assist in further enhancing a clear and inspiring pathway," Manou said.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the ACA and wish the Executive and the team at the ACA all the best for the future."
ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson wished Manou the best for his role with the CA which he termed as a “terrific opportunity”.
"This is a terrific opportunity for Graham and his family, so whilst we are sad to see him go, we can certainly appreciate that these roles don't come along every day.
“Graham is regarded very highly at the ACA and has built fantastic relationships with the Executive, staff and of course the players in his three and a half years with us.
“His integrity and commitment to the players is of the highest order and we wish him well in this next challenge.”
In his domestic career, Manou has played 103 first-class games, 118 List A matches and 41 Twenty20 games before announcing his retirement in March 2011.
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