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David Peever steps down as chairman of Cricket Australia

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 01 Nov 2018, 04:11:34 PM
David Peever steps down as chairman of Cricket Australia (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever on Thursday resigned from his post following a sharp review into Australian cricket after the ball-tampering scandal. Reportedly, the review report described the body as “arrogant and controlling” and partly blamed it for the ball-tampering scandal in a Test match against South Africa in March.

Following the bust up of the ball-tampering incident, players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned from playing international cricket. 

Interim Chairman of Cricket Australia Earl Eddings said that Cricket Australia needs to “earn back the trust of the cricket community.”

The 145-page long scathing review was taken out by a Sydney-based NGO The Ethics Centre.

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"We look forward to continuing the important process of recovering and rebuilding for Cricket Australia and Australian cricket," said Eddings.

"The board is keenly aware that we have a way to go to earn back the trust of the cricket community. We and the executive team are determined to make cricket stronger," he added.

Smith, who was the skipper of the Australian cricket team at that time and Warner, who was his deputy, are seven months into their one-year bans for leading the plan, while Bancroft would be eligible to return in December.

However, the players’ union said that Smith, Warner and Bancroft’s ban should be lifted now.

Now, former Test skipper Mark Taylor is the highest profile name to take over, but, Earl Eddings, along with CA directors Jacquie Hey and John Hernden are also in the race for being the chairman of Cricket Australia.

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First Published : 01 Nov 2018, 04:11:23 PM