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Call for controversial sacking to be included in cricket's review

5 August 2018 9:03 AM
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Cricket's players association has called for the contentious sacking of a Cricket Australia staff member over a series of tweets to be included in a wide-ranging cultural review of the sport's governing body.

The Australian Cricketers Association has made the recommendation, after Tasmanian-based government relations manager Angela Williamson was sacked in June for her social media criticism of her state's abortion and environmental policies.

In a statement released on Sunday, the ACA said it was inappropriate for it to comment on the specifics of the Williamson case given it was before Fair Work.

However, the ACA added: "In relation to the broader cultural issues in Australian cricket, such as the tolerance of individual or different opinions, this should also be considered by the ongoing and thorough review being undertaken by Dr. Simon Longstaff."

CA did not wish to comment. The sacking comes at a time of change and introspection for CA, which is having its culture reviewed by The Centre for Ethical Leadership in wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The review is led by Dr Simon Longstaff and Peter Collins, the latter having been a paid consultant to CA, with more than 80 people interviewed.


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