I cannot stand by and watch what is happening at the WACA,Dennis Lillee said © Getty Images
Dennis Lillee (left) was elected the president of Western Australia Cricket Association in 2004 © Getty Images

The legendary fast bowler Dennis Lillee has reportedly resigned as West Australian Cricket Association (WACA) president after holding the post for more than a decade. His decision came two days after a report was released regarding the moving of cricket moving from WACA to Perth’s new stadium at Burswood, across the other side of the Swan River. While the association plans to continue hosting Tests at WACA, all the limited-over matches including Big Bash League (BBL), will be moved to Burswood. According to a report from Cricket Australia, Dennis said, “I cannot stand by and watch what is happening at the WACA. I do not wish to be part of it any longer.” Lillee’s resignation would end a reign that lasted for more than a decade at West Australian cricket as the association’s Chairman Sam Gannon, who also started his role in 2004, announced last month he would not seek re-election. Lillee is one of Australian cricket’s most iconic figures, who terrorised batsmen in the 1970s and 1980s, capturing 355 Test wickets. READ: Michael Clarke opts out of Big Bash League

In an interview to Yahoo News, Australia, Gannon said, “Dennis’ resignation did come as a surprise, however, I was previously aware that he was contemplating resigning from the Board prior to the end of his elected term. I also reviewed my position after 11 years on the board and thought it was an appropriate time to step aside and, accordingly, have not offered myself for re-election at this month’s AGM. The board will seek to get some clarification from Dennis on his specific concerns and we will continue to work openly with our Members, staff and the media in regards to all appropriate information, as has been the WACA’s deliberate approach throughout my time as chairman.”