SYDNEY:- Shane Watson has replaced his former opening partner Simon Katich on the executive committee of the Australian Cricketers Association, meaning the allrounder will play a central role in articulating the views of current players in Australian cricket's increasingly fragmented and uncertain landscape. The election of Watson in a vote by all players came at the AGM of their union in Adelaide on Thursday, as discussions continued around the State of the Game Report currently being prepared by the ACA for submission to Cricket Australia in December. –Agencies