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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Waugh responds to Cricket Australia SOS


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As Cricket Australia is in turmoil in the aftermath of the review into the culture problems that led to the ball-tampering saga in South Africa, Steve Waugh has responded to calls for him to steer the ship.

David Peever stepped down as chairman of CA on Thursday night following the Monday release of the 145-page independent report which described the governing body as "arrogant" and "controlling".

Peever initially refused to resign after the Ethics Centre review findings were made public, despite its numerous damning claims about CA while Peever was chair. On Thursday morning Peever was reportedly told that he had the support of state cricket, but by Thursday night the writing was on the wall and he resigned.

Now Waugh has been touted as a possible candidate to take up the role at CA. On 3AW's Sportsday he explained where he stood.

"I really haven't thought about it," Waugh said.

"They obviously have a board now there with some good options, people like Mark Taylor and Michael Kasprowicz. But you'd have to know what's involved in the role, what they want from Australian cricket.

"Time-wise it might be a bit of an issue. I'm open to people making suggestions, but it’s a traumatic time for Australian cricket."

Peever resigns as CA chairman

Peever was the latest high-profile Australian cricket official to bite the dust since the ball-tampering scandal, after Darren Lehman and James Sutherland fell on their swords, and players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed hefty suspensions.

"It’s almost fallen apart in the last six months and I suppose this is the clean out that had to happen," Waugh said.

"You’ve got Kevin Roberts the new CEO, you’ve got a new coach in Justin Langer, a new captain in Tim Paine, and we’re going to have a new chairman of the board.

"There are no excuses going forward for things to turnaround."

Waugh said he was baffled by the recommendation from the review for Australian selection to take into account the character of players.

"I would hope you've been doing that for the last 100 years. If we haven't been doing that then we've had the wrong people in the wrong jobs," he said.

Further resignations expected at Cricket Australia

While the current situation was far from rainbows and sunshine for the under-siege CA board, Waugh was optimistic that brighter days were ahead, and said getting the Australian team back on track was key.

"It wasn't that long ago we beat England 4-0 in an Ashes and everyone thought it was great. There's good people involved in Australian cricket, we've just lost our way inn the last 12-18 months," he said.

"We need some hard-nosed cricketers. I think we need guys with the right temperament to play for Australia is the number one thing.

"It can turn around pretty quickly. We've got a really good bowling attack still we need to find a couple of batsman but once you win all the problems seem to float away pretty quickly."

As Cricket Australia is in turmoil in the aftermath of the review into the culture problems that led to the ball-tampering saga in South Africa, Steve Waugh has responded to calls for him to steer the ship.

David Peever stepped down as chairman of CA on Thursday night following the Monday release of the 145-page independent report which described the governing body as "arrogant" and "controlling".

Peever initially refused to resign after the Ethics Centre review findings were made public, despite its numerous damning claims about CA while Peever was chair. On Thursday morning Peever was reportedly told that he had the support of state cricket, but by Thursday night the writing was on the wall and he resigned.

Now Waugh has been touted as a possible candidate to take up the role at CA. On 3AW's Sportsday he explained where he stood.

"I really haven't thought about it," Waugh said.

"They obviously have a board now there with some good options, people like Mark Taylor and Michael Kasprowicz. But you'd have to know what's involved in the role, what they want from Australian cricket.

"Time-wise it might be a bit of an issue. I'm open to people making suggestions, but it’s a traumatic time for Australian cricket."

Peever resigns as CA chairman

Peever was the latest high-profile Australian cricket official to bite the dust since the ball-tampering scandal, after Darren Lehman and James Sutherland fell on their swords, and players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed hefty suspensions.

"It’s almost fallen apart in the last six months and I suppose this is the clean out that had to happen," Waugh said.

"You’ve got Kevin Roberts the new CEO, you’ve got a new coach in Justin Langer, a new captain in Tim Paine, and we’re going to have a new chairman of the board.

"There are no excuses going forward for things to turnaround."

Waugh said he was baffled by the recommendation from the review for Australian selection to take into account the character of players.

"I would hope you've been doing that for the last 100 years. If we haven't been doing that then we've had the wrong people in the wrong jobs," he said.

Further resignations expected at Cricket Australia

While the current situation was far from rainbows and sunshine for the under-siege CA board, Waugh was optimistic that brighter days were ahead, and said getting the Australian team back on track was key.

"It wasn't that long ago we beat England 4-0 in an Ashes and everyone thought it was great. There's good people involved in Australian cricket, we've just lost our way inn the last 12-18 months," he said.

"We need some hard-nosed cricketers. I think we need guys with the right temperament to play for Australia is the number one thing.

"It can turn around pretty quickly. We've got a really good bowling attack still we need to find a couple of batsman but once you win all the problems seem to float away pretty quickly."

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