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Cricket reforms cannot be 'clever' marketing exercise, says ACA boss

12 September 2018 7:33 AM
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Australian cricket's players union has called on Cricket Australia to give their new chief executive a mandate for change to enact the recommendations from the ongoing reviews into the game.

Just days out before the start of the domestic season, the head of the Australian Cricketers Association Greg Dyer has warned the governing body there are no short cuts out of the game's current woes.

ACA president Greg Dyer says Cricket Australia's next chief executive must be given a mandate for change.

It has been a roller-coaster 15 months for Australian cricket, which has seen the highs of a triumphant home Ashes campaign and a record $1.182 billion TV deal and the lows of a damaging pay dispute and the ball tampering scandal in South Africa.

Players have argued the win at all costs culture created by CA contributed to the sandpaper incident, for which Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed lengthy bans, while the board say the players, and not them, were the ones who decided to tamper with the ball.

The Newlands debacle brought great change on and off the field and prompted twin reviews into the culture of the national men's team and head office.


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