Paine and Cummins named to Cricket Australia's player behaviour panel


The Ethics Centre is an independent not-for-profit organisation and the review will be led by its executive director Dr Simon Longstaff.

As a result, Warner and Steve Smith were banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months.

Cricket Australia have named former Test player Shane Watson and former captain George Bailey to join national leaders Tim Paine and Rachael Haynes on a review panel that has been appointed by Cricket Australia to draft a behaviour charter in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal at Cape Town in March.

Last month, CA announced an independent review will examine whether any cultural, organisational or governance issues will need to be addressed within the Australian set-up.

Peever said CA wanted to implement recommendations from both the Longstaff and McCosker reviews in time for the 2018-19 season.

The experts will function as a part of a Ethics Centre, which conducted a review into the Australian Olympic Committee a year ago, will investigate cultural, organizational or governance issues within Cricket Australia and the sport more broadly and if there are links to those and player behavior at the highest level.

David Warner has been one of the stalwarts of Australian cricket, who has been pivotal to a number of Aussie triumphs in all three formats of the game.

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During the match in Cape Town, captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft plotted to tamper with the ball using sandpaper, earning themselves lengthy bans.

The panellists on the player review are either current or recently retired players. Meanwhile, James Sutherland, the Chairman of Cricket Australia said that they can stage a comeback and believes that they deserve an opportunity to make amends.

Cricket Australia has confirmed details of the two reviews commissioned to examine cultural issues following events during the recent Australian cricket tour to South Africa.

The sanctions were well above those imposed by the International Cricket Council for ball tampering, but reflected the backlash in Australia.

"Absolutely, I think everyone deserves their chance and their own personal redemption story is very much in their own hands now", Sutherland was heard saying the on Melbourne radio station SEN.

"This is an opportunity for the game to get better and it will be better through this".

CA CEO James Sutherland, who has led the governing body since 2001, has faced calls to step down from his role for failing to improve the team's standards of behaviour as the Australian public has grown increasingly uncomfortable with their conduct on the field.