Ashes mess: Cricket Australia facing pivotal board meeting

Sydney: Cricket Australia power brokers will decide on the mechanics of a far-reaching review into the national team`s abject failure in the recent Ashes series when they meet next Tuesday.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, an independent chairperson is being sought, perhaps from a corporate background, to assess the wider problems in the game`s Australian structure that led to the crushing 3-1 home series defeat against England.

Former captain Steve Waugh has been mooted as a possible overseer or contributor.

"What we`re keen on is someone external with expertise that would allow them to manage a review, and we`re looking at a range of people across corporate Australia," the SMH quoted a CA spokesman, as saying.

He added: "We`re looking for someone with some grunt, who can give the review the credibility it needs, and who can make recommendations that are respected."

How a "ruthless" review of Australian cricket sits alongside the headlong pursuit of T20 dollars remains to be seen, but after Tuesday the parameters for both will be set.


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