Australians hold their young cricketers to a far higher standard than their politicians and business leaders. The following analysis of Cricket Australia, the sport’s governing body, is a case in point – a litany of rule-breaking.
Amid the nationwide hand-wringing and the deluge of media coverage of the Australian cricket team’s ball-tampering, Australian captain Steve Smith was stood down and copped a one-year ban along with David Warner. Cameron Bancroft got nine months. After a teary press conference by the 28 year old captain, team coach Darren Lehmann also fell on his sword.
“This will allow Cricket Australia to undertake a full review into the culture of the team to begin to implement changes to regain the trust of the Australian public,” said Lehmann at his resignation. “This is the right thing for cricket.”
Well might these sportsmen be accountable, remorseful, and belatedly honest about the scandal which has engulfed Australian cricket,