CA’s Ball-tampering Review leads To Resignation Of David Peever?
By CricShots - Oct 30, 2018 4:17 pm
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In order to judge the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal, Cricket Australia (CA) commissioned review of its corporate and on-field culture. The findings of the review claimed CA of promoting an environment of ‘winning at any cost’, labeling the governing body as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’.

David Peever

Calls are now growing for the CA chairman David Peever to resign from his post with former Australia PM Kevin Rudd and former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed asking him to step down. During a chat with ABC radio, Speed said, “It’s not a hiccup, it’s much more than that. My response when I saw that interview and I saw that comment, I thought Australian cricket can do better in choosing its chairman and the game deserves better governance.”

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He further added, “David is the first to have come out of the corporate world rather than out of the cricket world and I think in this crisis that’s what’s shown here. It’s good to see some diversity on the board – some women, some people who aren’t from the cricket family so to speak – but I think that’s missing at the moment, that the dyed-in-the-wool cricket people need to stand up and take back their sport.”

Rudd joined the debate through Twitter with a hashtag #PeeverShouldResign. He wrote, “So let’s get this straight,” he wrote. “Cricket Australia, under David Peever, has overseen the destruction of the (international) image of our national game. But Peever gets re-appointed as chair the last wk, 3 days before the release of the damning report? #PeeverShouldResign.”

Following the ball-tampering scandal, CA CEO James Sutherland, coach Darren Lehmann and performance head Pat Howard all tendered their resignations.

Peever is the only high-profile official to have continued in his position since Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft was banned for their respective roles for tampering the cricket ball using sandpaper during Cape Town Test earlier this year.