Cricket Australia board member Bob Every resigns from his position
The CA chairman thanked Bob for his responsible services for the Australian cricket and Cricket Australia during his whole term.
Updated - May 7, 2018 2:06 pm
The Australian cricket has suffered some drastic and painful incidents in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal happened in the third Test match against South Africa. The former Aussie skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and young batsman Cameron Bancroft were the three players who had prior knowledge and were involved in the controversy.
As a result of the offensive act, the trio were slapped sanctions by Cricket Australia (CA), in which Warner and Smith were banned for 12-months each and Bancroft was handed a 9-month ban. In the recent outcome, CA board member Bob Every has also resigned from his position.
What is the reason behind Bob’s resignation?
The former Aussie national team head coach Darren Lehmann resigned from the helm of affairs in the fallout of the ugly ball-tampering scandal. Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer was then appointed as the new head coach of the Australian team. As per some reports by The Australian Financial Review, Bob’s big decision to resign only came after CA appointed Langer as the coach of the national team.
Bob, who was termed as the mining boss, was in the last months of his three-year contract with CA, which was about to end in October. It is also learnt that his days were already in counting as the odds were completely against him with aspects of reviews.
“Bob has served on the CA Board for more than two and a half years and has made a valuable contribution over that time. Bob served on the MOU sub-committee for the most recent negotiations with the Australian Cricketers’ Association, CA’s Audit and Risk Committee and was an active contributor to Board discussions,” said the CA chairman, David Peever as quoted by Cricbuzz.
The CA chairman thanked Bob for his responsible services for the Australian cricket and Cricket Australia during his whole term. “On behalf of Cricket Australia and Australian cricket, I thank him for his service and wish him well for the future,” he added.