Former Central Districts batsman David Cooper has done a good
job with Northern Districts, now he needs to do it with the
rest of New Zealand's major associations.
Cooper has been appointed New Zealand Cricket's general
manager of domestic cricket after spending the last eight
years as Northern Districts chief executive.
He will work closely with the six major associations
overseeing the marketing, advertising, promoting and event
management components for men's domestic cricket including
HRV Cup, Ford Trophy and Plunket Shield. Cooper will begin in
"The new GM domestic cricket is an important role in
transforming and elevating the profile of NZC's men's
domestic competitions and we are delighted to appoint someone
so well qualified for the position," NZC chief executive
David White said.
"David will bring a wealth of experience and understanding of
domestic cricket from his past playing days and recent
involvement in cricket administration.
"He already has strong relationships with the six major
associations and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association
and will work collaboratively with them to enhance and
promote a high quality domestic competition that will
captivate both players and spectators."
Cooper has a good record in sports management, having worked
as Waikato Rugby Union's amateur rugby manager and as Sport
Wanganui's programme manager.