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20 November 2018 6:33 AM ACA loses its appeal

No, all was not well in Australian cricket at the time of Cape Town, but flawed culture cannot be allowed to act as an historical smokescreen. In that moment, experienced adult professional sportsmen conspired in or assented to a wrong. They knew it, as their ham-fisted effort to cover it up and so compound the offence showed. That wasn't culture, that was the blind 596

18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 533

17 November 2018 9:07 AM Red Devils and Leeds to play in Perth in 2019, SBS reports

“And with Leeds United pushing for promotion from the Championship we could potentially have two Premier League teams here. “After the success of Chelsea's visit to Perth in July, when more than 55,000 supporters turned out in torrential rain on a Monday night, there is clearly a strong demand for international teams to play in WA. “This also underlines 463

13 November 2018 6:41 AM The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

With Ben Amarfio departing Cricket Australia, so, too, will the gibes about how the former head of broadcasting had his assistant, Belinda, cook a hot breakfast for him – although there is some debate about this. There are former CA employees who insist that was the case, while others insist Amarfio was on the pre-made Lite N' Easy meal program at the time, where 135

12 November 2018 7:31 AM Deadline looming: CA, players association set for rare meeting

Smith and Warner have been suspended for a year for their involvement in the ball-scuffing fiasco of March but one suggestion has been to allow them to at least return to Sheffield Shield cricket from January 1. Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban, and can return on December 29. The trio, who have lost millions of dollars in earnings as a result of the scandal 143

1 November 2018 4:45 AM Peever set to resign as chairman of Cricket Australia

David Peever is expected to resign on Thursday afternoon as chairman of Cricket Australia. The CA board is meeting shortly and sources say Peever will tender his resignation. The chairman has been under intense pressure since the release on Monday of The Ethics Centre's damning review of the culture at CA. The report painted a picture of an "arrogant 127

1 November 2018 1:24 AM Red Verdon's Melbourne Cup hopes under a cloud after injury at Werribee

He has been poulticed and connections are hopeful that this will just prove a minor irritant and not force him to miss the Melbourne Cup. Currently a $26 chance, his Newmarket-based handler was hoping that he would be able to go one better than his stablemate, crowd favourite Red Cadeaux, who finished second for the same owner/trainer connections in three 115

31 October 2018 7:00 AM Peever re-election process 'astonishing'

"I don't think it is possible to have a strong view that board members should be re-signed or sacked or whatever. What I do think is completely astonishing is that decisions were made about the composition of the board for the next three years before any of the people who were voting had a chance to read the assessments that were made. From a governance 114

30 October 2018 11:14 AM George Bailey says banned trio have paid 'stiff penalty'

The trio have been playing premier cricket and in various Twenty20 competitions as they await a return to the domestic arena, with calls to have them reinstated sooner growing louder following a damning report on Cricket Australia's "arrogant" and "controlling" culture. "Particularly with some of the trends we’re seeing in Australian batting at the moment 111

30 October 2018 6:03 AM Culture wars: Players call for an Australian cricket commissioner

As the fall-out of the ball-tampering saga continues, the Australian Cricketers Association has called for a new cricket charter and an independent position of Australian cricket commissioner to be introduced. The role of commissioner would involve an annual audit of the performance of Australian cricket administration and regular assessment of the culture 116