Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever stepped down from his position after being bitter on the issues like ball-tampering scandals and the payments for the players. On account of a ball-tampering scandal earlier this year, senior players Steven Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were handed long period of the ban. David Warner and Steven Smith were sentenced to a ban of one year and Bancroft was handed ban for nine months from international and domestic cricket activities.
The former mining executive Rio Tinto was included into governing body for a three- year time after frequent slams on account of the above scandals to execute independent review on the matters of concern like ball-tampering scandal, disciplinary issues, and payments for the players.
There was a lot of criticism about the behavior of David Peever on account of hiding the reports of independent reviews by the CA governing body from the states that elected him as the chairman. He was slammed for calling the outrage from the public on account of ball-tampering scandals as a hiccup in the interview for the Australian broadcasting channel, ABC.
The statement from Cricket Australia reads “Cricket Australia has today confirmed that Mr. David Peever has announced his resignation as chairman of the board of Cricket Australia, effective immediately,”
Earl Eddings was appointed as interim chairman for Cricket Australia. The behavior of the governing body was criticized for being cold and arrogant that caused the players to cheat in the game against South Africa by tampering the ball with sandpaper.
Eddings said that “We look forward to continuing the important process of recovering and rebuilding for Cricket Australia and Australian cricket,”
He added that “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,”
Former Australian Captain Mark Taylor was called by former Chief Executive of Cricket Australia, Malcolm Speed to take the charge as permanent chairman for Cricket Australia.
In this context, Malcolm Speed said that “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,”
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,” he concluded.