As announced last month, Australian cricketing legend Mike Hussey is leading an independent review which is being undertaken to examine pathways and structures and will include evaluation of the Tigers and Futures League programs, Emerging Tigers and under-age state programs.
As part of the review into High Performance Mike Hussey has recommended that the current role of General Manager - Cricket be narrowed in focus and Cricket Tasmania create a General Manager of High Performance who concentrates solely on High Performance matters while Cricket Operations is moved to another report.
Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Nick Cummins said the Board of Directors and himself firmly believe this recommendation is sound as it will enable the General Manager of High Performance to use their full energy to tackle an area that has significant unrealised potential.
"As a result, the current role undertaken by Andrew Dykes has been made redundant and Andrew will leave the organisation effective immediately.
“Andrew has had a long association with this organisation first as a player, then coach and finally administrator. During that time he has been instrumental in the state's most successful era as well as playing a significant role in the establishment of the Hobart Hurricanes.
“We will begin the search for the General Manager of High Performance shortly, however in the meantime the soon to be appointed Head Coach and I will share these duties," Mr Cummins said.
Current Tasmanian Tigers Senior Assistant Coach Damien Wright will also depart Cricket Tasmania as part of significant changes impacting the Men's program including the incoming Tigers Head Coach to be announced in the coming days and a fresh approach at senior coaching level to be implemented at Cricket Tasmania.
"Like Andrew Dykes, Damien Wright has had a long association with Cricket Tasmania, starting back in the 1997-98 season as a player first with Victoria and then Tasmania. Damien has played a key role in our Men's program over the last four seasons as Head Coach for the Hurricanes and Senior Assistant Coach for the Tigers.
"Both Andrew and Damien have been tireless workers for Cricket Tasmania for over two decades. I'd like to thank both of them for their unwavering commitment in helping Tasmanian Cricket be the very best it can be," he said.
With the evolution of the Australian Cricket One Team Project Cricket Tasmania has also confirmed that a new role has been created in the High Performance Department focusing on talent and coaching development. This change has meant that current Cricket Tasmania Talent Manager and Chairman of Selectors, Michael Farrell will be moving into a new role within the High Performance Department.
The new role will focus on coaching course delivery and developing best practice coaching methods, as well as assisting in the talent ID processes at Intrastate and Pathway Cup competitions, mentoring coaches in the talent ID processes and overseeing the Emerging Tigers and Roar programs.
"I'd like to thank Mike for his contribution in his former role and look forward to him making a significant impact in his new role," Mr Cummins said.
Mr Cummins said ultimately Cricket Tasmania must drive for elite performances from our people on and off the field.
"It is vitally important that we have the right structure, right resources and the right people to deliver maximum success," he said.
It is expected that the full findings and recommendations from the High Performance Review will be finalised late May.