The Australian government has appointed former cricketer Matthew Hayden and Indian-origin politician Lisa Sih as trade ambassadors to pursue trade relations with India.
Three new appointments to the board of the Australia-India Council were announced on Monday. Foreign Minister Maris Penn said, "Ashok Jacob has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Council." They will get three new members in the board. ''
Former Senator Lisa Singh of Tasmania of the Labor Party will be the deputy chairman of the council. Former Victoria Prime Minister Ted Bellia and former cricketer Hayden will be among the new members of the council.
Penn said the council played an important role in furthering Australia's overseas and economic relations with India. Former cricketer Hayden (48) has played 103 Tests and 161 ODIs for Australia. Hayden has scored a total of 40 centuries in international matches.