Melbourne: Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland has congratulated its men's team and support staff Thursday after it achieved the No.1 spot in the ICC Test and One-Day International rankings.
"Everyone involved with the Australian team - players, coaches and support staff - should be incredibly proud of this achievement. There has been a huge amount of hard work and effort on and off the field to get to this point and it's something that those involved with the side should take time to savour," Sutherland said.
"Australian cricket's team performance programme led by Pat Howard deserves considerable credit for this outcome. High praise needs to go to Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann for their excellent leadership. (Rodney Marsh to replace John Inverarity as Australia chief selector)