Clark oversaw the Sydney Sixers’ victories in both the Big Bash League and Champions League Twenty20
Former Australia pace bowler Stuart Clark has announced that he will be stepping down as the general manager of the Sydney Sixers at the end of this year’s edition of the Big Bash League.
Clark took up his position as general manager in May last year and has guided the franchise to victories in both last year’s edition of the Big Bash League and more recently in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) in South Africa.
“The last two years have been a great experience for me and I thank everyone at Cricket New South Wales for the opportunity,” Clark said. “I never started out believing I would ever be a cricket administrator forever and now look forward to the exciting opportunity of moving into the corporate world. I have no immediate plans once I have finished with Sydney Sixers and will look at every possible avenue that is put in front of me.”
Cricket New South Wales chief executive David Gilbert paid tribute to Clark, saying that he had played an instrumental role in helping to develop the franchise from nobody’s to champions in such a short period of time.
“The remarkable success of the Sydney Sixers in its short history is testament to Stuart’s ability to build a winning team,” Gilbert said. “He has made a smooth transition from player to administrator and is well placed for the next phase of his career. Whilst it is disappointing to lose a person of Stuart’s calibre, I understand and respect his decision and wish him the very best for the future.”