The largest cricket state in Australia, New South Wales, will not express public support for the current president of Cricket Australia, David Peever, and its board of directors, before further consideration of the results of the published cultural review publicly on Monday.
The Cricket NSW board of directors, chaired by Credit Suisse Australia CEO John Knox, met at a regular meeting in Sydney on Tuesday night and discussed the launch of the cultural review, which has issued numerous findings very critical about the culture of California. "The CNSW Board is considering the revision," a spokesman said.
As CA owners, state associations have the constitutional right to dismiss individual directors by a two-thirds vote of state delegates at an extraordinary general meeting. If the three delegates of each state for a meeting of this type vote in block, it would be required that four of the six states present a motion to remove a board director.
While the CEOs or presidents of three states – Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania – have expressed support for Peever, NSW has considerable influence as the largest state association. It is also the state of origin of the long-term board director, Mark Taylor, who has been suggested by previous administrators as the most appropriate man to take CA forward in carrying out the 42 recommendations of the review.
Western Australia, state of origin of board director Bob All those who resigned in protest over Peever's intention to continue for another three years, have also refused to say anything other than the fact that WACA is considering the findings of the review. Meanwhile, Cricket Victoria issued a statement from its president, Paul Barker, expressing support for CA in general, but not Peever specifically.
"Cricket Victoria will continue to support Cricket Australia in the delivery of the overall strategy for cricket," said Barker. "and in the effective implementation of the recommendations of the Ethics Center, as supported by Cricket Australia."
There is dismay among the states about CA's decision to suspend the cultural review to interested parties until after the Annual General Meeting last week, in which Peever was presented. Chosen for three years. Internal discussions, in which the role of outgoing executive director James Sutherland was at the center of cultural problems, also left some states unimpressed.
This has been highlighted by the fact that it was Peever and the then chief negotiator Kevin. Roberts, who led the contention for the contentious MdD with the Association of Australian cricketers last year, before Sutherland was forced to intervene and negotiate a commitment to an imminent test tour of Bangladesh under threat. Similarly, Peever's public discussion of the findings of the review, both at a press conference in Melbourne on Monday and in an interview with Leigh Sales in that evening's current affairs program 7:30 ] left many questions about his ability to serve as the organization's leader.
Colin Carter, joint author of the government review that put the current board model into practice, said it was "completely amazing" that states found themselves voting for the reelection of the president for another three years without having access to the cultural revision beforehand.
"The only thing I would say is that I am incredibly surprised that the 'shareholders' voted for the composition of the board before they had the opportunity to read the report," said Carter The Age . "There is a legitimate debate that continues, to what extent as you advance in the chain, the elderly must be held accountable and even lose their jobs." This is a debate that takes place in the banks at this time, in the churches and in Essendon, footy club a few years ago, there is not a black and white response to that because the circumstances are all different and things like that.
"I do not think it's possible to have a solid opinion that the members of the board should be re-signed or fired or whatever. What I do think is completely surprising is that decisions were made about the composition of the board for the next three years before any of the people who voted had the opportunity to read the evaluations that were made. From a governance standpoint, I think that was not right. "
Bob Merriman, the former CA president, bluntly stated that Taylor should replace Peever as president as soon as possible, while criticizing the findings and the cultural review process. "I think Mark Taylor should be the president tomorrow and the place should be back in an even position, be it Mark Taylor or Earl Eddings. He [Taylor] is one of the best captains we have had in our time, "said Merriman at Geelong Advertiser ." He has been on the board for at least 10 years and has experience in what really cricket people
"We do not want this kind of shitty academic shit that has come in. We want people who know the game and know what to do with I am concerned about the game, I am concerned about the leadership of the game, we have lost some good people, I do not know how the hell we depend on people who are not cricket to make decisions that are so important for the game. a shameful report as to its quality, I read it in detail.
"I think the wisest thing that has happened is that James Sutherland has decided to retire instead of enduring this kind of garbage. All the actions that James Sutherland took to cover and do the right thing in Cape Town were not even mentioned: the fact that he acted so quickly to suspend the captain and vice-captain, and under his direction, the administration took all measures necessary. possible. Now we find a situation in which, against the best judgment of several people, we have people who report and investigate without adequate quality. For me, the report is a complete bloody blunder and a disgrace. "
Another former director, the South Australian, Ian McLachlan, reiterated his opposition to a board of nine totally independent, who prefers to see a model where six states appointed delegates mingle with three nationally appointed independents: former cabinet minister in the federal parliament, McLachlan led the opposition of SA to CA governance reform in 2011-12, before joining the initial nominations committee for the new board of directors that unearthed Peever, Roberts and Jacquie Hey as "The first three independents.
"Until the states let their own person choose for the council, the states will simply be told what to do from Jolimont, and that is not exactly the way to run cricket," McLachlan said at Sydney Morning Herald . "That was the only error in the Carter / Crawford report, it says that CA is there to represent its owners, and the states are the owners, but it also contradicts that by saying that the owners can not have a direct member on the board. In my opinion, the owners do not know anything because they are not told anything. "