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Graham Manou leaves Cricket Australia for Victoria general manager role

One-Test keeper leaves his head of national development role to become Victoria's general manager of cricket performance

Alex Malcolm
Alex Malcolm
Graham Manou during his only Test in 2009  •  Getty Images

Graham Manou during his only Test in 2009  •  Getty Images

One Test wicketkeeper Graham Manou has become the latest figure to depart Cricket Australia's high-performance team leaving his role as head of national development to join state side Victoria as their new general manager of cricket performance.
Manou, 43, was head of national development at CA for 10 months after a four-year stint as pathways manager overseeing the underage programs.
But he has departed CA to join Victoria, taking over from long-time GM Shaun Graf who retired after several decades in the role earlier this year. Manou will work alongside Victoria head coach Chris Rogers after the pair worked together at CA when Rogers was a high-performance coach working at the National Cricket Centre with the Under-19s.
CA has a number of holes in its high-performance team that need to be filled. Ben Oliver is holding the fort as general manager of national teams but there has not been a replacement in the high-performance role that was vacated by Drew Ginn last year, in part due to a health issue. Ginn was incidentally part of the four-person recruitment panel that was assembled by Cricket Victoria to hire Manou.
Manou will begin his role with Cricket Victoria in June. He played one Test for Australia on the 2009 Ashes tour, filling in at short notice for Brad Haddin after he broke his finger on the morning of the third Test in Birmingham. He also played four ODIs on the 2009 tour of India.
Manou played 103 first-class matches, predominantly for South Australia, during a 13-year career. He also played in the inaugural BBL season for the Melbourne Renegades.

Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo