November 5, 2018 / 3:11 AM / 13 days ago

Cricket-Former Australia captain Taylor resigns from CA board

MELBOURNE, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Mark Taylor resigned from Cricket Australia’s (CA) board of directors on Monday in the wake of a scathing review into the governing body’s culture and governance.

Taylor’s resignation comes four days after board chairman David Peever stepped down once his position became untenable in the wake of the Longstaff review, which was commissioned following the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.

The 54-year-old Taylor had been touted as a possible successor for Peever but ruled himself out of the chairmanship last week, citing media commitments with local broadcaster Nine Network.

“I think I’ve made the right move in the interest of Australian cricket to step off and give some other, hopefully, former player, an opportunity to add some fresh ideas to this role as a director of Cricket Australia,” he told reporters. (Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by John O’Brien; Editing by John O’Brien)

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