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Before team, Cricket Australia's new chief should fix the 'unhealthy' board

Cricket Australia is a financial conglomerate with a monopoly it can only dream about

Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft
File photo: Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft during press conference at Cape Town. Photo: @ICC

Being captain of the Australian cricket team has been described as the nation’s most aspired-to job after the role of Prime Minister. Being chief executive of Cricket Australia (CA) can’t be too far behind? Last week the board of Cricket Australia announced insider Kevin Roberts will take the job, replacing James Sutherland after 17-years at the helm. Despite a “global search”, Roberts was always considered the front-runner. Chairman David Peever had stated a preference for an internal CA candidate. Roberts, a former first-class NSW cricketer and ...