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More Cricket Australia execs out over tamper turmoil

AFP  |  Sydney 

The at Australia grew Wednesday as two more top executives quit the embattled governing body after a ball-tampering scandal and a scathing review triggered an outcry.

Team performance boss Pat Howard, who was due to leave next year, has brought forward his departure to next week, while broadcasting chief left on Wednesday, Australia said.

The latest departures come after was forced out last week and former Test quit as a Former stepped down last month.

The 'Sandpaper-gate' scandal, where the team was caught using sandpaper to alter the flight of the ball, also cost former his job and prompted lengthy bans for three players.

Australia said the latest changes signalled a "new chapter" under the leadership of

"It is clear that we need to deepen our relationships with fans, players and the broader cricket community," Roberts said in a statement.

"We are committed to making cricket stronger and developing closer connections with the community and greater alignment across the organisation.

"Everyone at CA is focused on rebuilding and moving forward after what has been a turbulent year in Australian cricket."

After the sandpaper plot in March, then-and his deputy were banned for 12 months, and batsman for nine months.

A damning independent review found partly responsible for the incident, saying an "arrogant" and "controlling" culture led to players cheating in the pursuit of victory.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 10:20 IST
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