MELBOURNE (Reuters) –
Embattled Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman David Peever resigned on Thursday in the wake of a scathing review of the board’s governance and culture. Pic shows a file photo of David Peeve during a media event in Sydney April 14, 2011.
Peever, who was recently reelected for another three-year term, will be replaced by deputy chairman Earl Eddings for the interim period until a permanent appointment can be made, CA said in a statement. Peever had come under heavy pressure following CA’s delayed release of the independent Longstaff report on Monday, which described the board as “arrogant” and “controlling”, and of nurturing a culture of “winning without counting the costs”. Eddings thanked Peever for his service. “He has played a pivotal role in the elevation of women’s cricket, and the significant growth in attendance and participation,” he said in the statement.