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Kevin Roberts says next team performance chief needs 'deep cricket experience' to Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has confirmed. Roberts identified the mending of the relationship between CA and its. Cricket Australia CEO: Kevin Roberts tipped to replace Sutherland but CA board director John Harnden, who is also chairman of the Australian Peever, who was the architect of the bid to transform relations with the ACA. Incoming Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts wants to be represented by the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), was a "Our No.1 priority is to deepen our relationships right across Australian cricket.
At the same, time the chairman David Peever, who with Roberts was seen as a major driver of the Board's adversarial industrial relations strategy, was endorsed to serve another three-year term, something Taylor said had been unavoidable due to the fact that Sutherland's departure called for some measure of stability at the top. I think David will bring that to CA and sometimes a change is as good as a holiday.
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There'll be new people coming in, as we've seen with Justin Langer as coach, we'll have a new CEO at some stage over the next year to bring in some different ideas, thinking and processes, and I think it'll be a good refresh for the game.
So it is a turbulent time - an interesting time for the game but a refreshing time for the game. Sutherland standing down was something [that] those of us in the inner sanctum knew was going to happen last year, so we knew there was change afoot.
But when you have an incident like we did in Cape Town, you can't just say 'oh well things will change in the future', because people don't believe you. Cricket Australia have had their hand up for a while to say 'let's get a body in to work out where we can improve, what areas we need to work on' and I think these will be great documents for he or she to have to start a new era of Australian cricket.
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I suspect it'll be more looking forward to how the side's going now and how David's going to approach trying to get back into the side in a year's time. If I know David, he'll obviously still be disappointed, saddened by what happened but he rebounds pretty quick, David, and I think he'll be very much looking forward to next year.
If I know David at all I'm sure he'll be pretty perky and more so looking forward than looking back. Sutherland's replacement can likely add brokering a new contract with the Melbourne Cricket Club and retaining the Boxing Day Test as one of his priorities.India retain Border-Gavaskar trophy - Third Domain Test
Fairfax Media can reveal negotiations over a new deal between the sport's governing body, in conjunction with Cricket Victoria, and the MCC, the ground keeper of the MCG, have opened. Cricket's current deal expires this summer, with initial plans to at least secure the Boxing Day Test through untilwhen the International Cricket Council's latest Future Tours Program expires.
One option that could be raised is whether a day-night Test should be trialled in Melbourne although that is predominantly the domain of CA. The scheduling of one-day internationals, Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League matches is also on the agenda.
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MCC chief executive Stuart Fox confirmed discussions had opened but would not elaborate on details. All parties are also keen to ensure the drop-in pitches at the MCG are improved and again provide the required spectacle between bat and ball. It was the first time an Australian international pitch had been given a poor rating.
A review of the drop-in wickets has been completed, with a refurbishment of the nursery where the pitches are grown understood to be one change. It's understood it could be a three-year process before the pitches are at their best.
MCG Trust executive officer Ben Foskett has said the "Trust takes very seriously the criticism levelled at the quality of the pitch presented for the Boxing Day Test".
Different venues each have a reputation for delivering different pitch characteristics and it was clear that the pitch presented for this series did not meet the expectations of an MCG pitch. Whilst acknowledging that pitch preparation is not an exact science, the Trust has and will continue to require the Ground Manager to take all steps necessary to ensure that there is no repetition of this disappointing situation in future," he wrote in the Trust's annual report.