Cricket Australia chairman David Peever steps down

WION Web Team
Australia Published: Nov 01, 2018, 12:30 PM(IST)

File photo of David Peever. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Peever has come under heavy pressure following CA's delayed release of the independent Longstaff report on Monday.

Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman David Peever on Thursday resigned in the wake of a review into the board's governance and culture, CA said on Thursday.

Peever, who was recently re-elected for another three-year term, will be replaced by deputy chair Earl Eddings for the interim period until a permanent appointment can be made, CA said in a statement.

Peever has come under heavy pressure following CA's delayed release of the independent Longstaff report on Monday.

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The report blamed CA in part for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March that led to long suspensions for the test side`s former captain Steve Smith, and batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

It also described the board as "arrogant" and "controlling", and of nurturing a culture of "winning without counting the costs".

At least three of Australia's state cricket associations have declined to endorse Peever's leadership since the review's release.

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