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Cricket Australia reviews'confronting according to board member Mark Taylor

Cricket Australia reviews'confronting according to board member Mark Taylor

Cricket Australia's chairman David Peever has confirmed that the one year ban imposed on David Warner, Steve Smith and nine months ban on Cameron Bancroft stays. It had rejected one proposal that would excuse players from taking part in T20 cricket.

In a damning 145-page report by Longstaff and his team, CA has been accused of consistently not living up to its "values and principles", while there were "multiple instances of disrespect running through CA", including an example of bullying that allegedly was "swept under the carpet". Women's cricket remains unaffected.

Pressure was building on Cricket Australia chairman David Peever to resign on Tuesday in the wake of the release of a scathing independent review into the culture of the game.

It has been a hard and confronting time for everyone involved in Australian Cricket, and for that I am sorry.

CA commissioned the review of its organisation and the men's team after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year threw the team into turmoil. "Mistakes have been made, lessons have been learnt, and changes are and will continue to take place".

Dyer said this "new evidence" should have an impact on the trio's bans and, given the sanctions were handed down without knowledge of the wider picture, they should be recalibrated. Reports also add that Jason used the word "disgrace". Director Simon Longstaff stated in the report.

The key recommendation from the review is that the leadership of CA accept its share of the responsibility for the circumstances that gave rise to the ball-tampering incident at Newlands. Tellingly, the CA Board has already declined a recommendation to publicise the Minutes of its regular meetings, with commercial-in-confidence information removed.

"I think potentially for a little bit, we got a little bit wrapped up in our own self-importance", Test captain Tim Paine said at a media conference.

"The most common description of CA is as arrogant and controlling".

"The work was never about wanting to dwell on negatives", Peever told national broadcaster ABC on Monday night when asked why he and the CA board should not resign.

It has also been recommended that CA have voting for the Allan Border Medal take into account player behaviour and character and not just on-field performance, akin to the AFL's Brownlow Medal where suspended players can not claim the award.

The report recommends that just like the AFL's Brownlow Medal, accolades such as the Allan Border Medal should take into account a player's character and behaviour as well as their performance. It's been six months since South Africa.

CA says it supports "in principle" executive remuneration linked to the culture of CA and, to a lesser degree, the culture of cricket across the country. But, it is believed that the Western Suburbs players allowed Warner to return to the crease as they didn't want him to end his innings in such a way. Howard had been criticised for his involvement.

David Peever, who is Cricket Australia's chairman as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo said, "The sanctions were carried out and imposed by the board after a very full and thoughtful process".

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