David Peever, the chairman of Cricket Australia, has resigned from his position just one week after winning re-election for a further three years.
ESPNCricinfo reports that Peever’s resignation comes following public outcry surrounding the recent release of what has been described as a ‘damning cultural review of the governing body’.
The cultural review released during the week raised tension in cricket throughout Australia by laying the blame for the players’ failings at the feet of the Australian cricket administrators.
‘While those who lead “on the field” are held personally accountable for their performance – liable to be “dropped” for poor results or dismissed for bad conduct – the same standards do not apply to those who administer and govern the game. The issue here is one of consistency in relation to the obligations of leadership. One of the “hard truths” of leadership is that a person may need to accept responsibility for matters over which they do not exercise direct control – both for acts and omissions in the conduct of one’s leadership,’ said the review.
‘It is the age-old question of cricket … are the leaders of the game like the batsman or batswoman who outsources responsibility to the umpire or do they take their cue from the fielder whose integrity is their own?’
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