South African Mickey Arthur was hired as the first non-native head coach of Australia’s cricket team, completing a revamp of the national squad following a performance review.
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and most-successful cricket captain, said he wants to continue playing elite Tests a day after being dropped from the one-day squad.
Former Australia cricket captains Allan Border , Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh were appointed to a panel that will review the national team’s performance following the 3-1 Ashes loss to England.
Cricket Australia backed the decision by national team management to stand down four players for this week’s third Test against India for disciplinary reasons as one of the quartet said he accepted his punishment.
Cricket Australia will appoint three independent directors to a streamlined board in what it said was the biggest restructure in the governing body’s 107-year history.
Cricket Australia said revenue rose 63 percent to A$684 million ($660 million) in 2009-2012 and is projected to reach A$1.08 billion over the next four-year cycle.