Australia v England Women's Test - Day 4
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Beth Mooney of Australia celebrates with her team after taking the catch to dismiss Sophia Dunkley of England off the bowling of Alana King of Australia during day four of the Women's Test match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Manuka Oval on January 30, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England Women's Test - Day 4

The Cricket Australia board will meet in Melbourne this week in an effort to analyse their options to fill the role of chairperson on a permanent basis.

The governing body has not been filled on a full-time basis since Earl Eddings was ousted from the position in October after failing to retain satellite support from Queensland, Western Australia and Western Australia.

Although Richard Freudenstein has been tasked with leading the board in an interim position, neither he nor CA's replacement candidate, Lachlan Henderson, appear likely to receive the support of the states according to Fairfax Media.

Henderson, a current CA director, had been raised as a viable option to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat, however, reports from Daniel Brettig suggest that there remains a push to find options from outside of the board's fold.

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It is believed that this decision to cast a wider recruiting net has been made in an effort to put an end to a period of scandal and crises that has engulfed the game since 'Sandpapergate' in 2018.

As stated by Brettig, the trio of key contenders for the job are made up of corporate high-flyers John Gillam and John McMurtie, as well as current Greater Western Sydney Giants President, Tony Shepard.

While the meeting will be centered around this particular job hunt, discussions surrounding improved pay and conditions for Australia's Women's cricketers are also set to be raised.

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Despite Covid-19 and this current search for a chair having halted any conversations surrounding improvements of this kind, the Memorandum of Understanding between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketer's Association (ACA) has not been altered since 2017.

And while moves to improve the agreement will be on the docket, Brettig has claimed any changes are unlikely to be made until next year.

Justin Langer's much-spoken about contractual status will also be raised when members of the board sit ahead of the weekend.