Cricket Australia have launched a major review to address the national team’s distastrous 3-1 Ashes series trouncing by England last year.
The cricketing body have enlisted the help of experts David Crawford and Colin Carter to oversee a major overhaul which could see the CA adopting an AFL-style commission structure.
“Both these gentlemen are highly qualified and extremely eminent in the corporate governance field,” said CA chairman Jack Clarke.
“I don’t want to pre-empt what it (the review) is going to say, but … the basis on which David Crawford and Colin Carter have been engaged is that they will provide a report to the board.
Crawford oversaw the 1992 report that resulted in the creation of the current AFL Commission and the 2003 report that led to the formation of soccer’s Football Federation Australia.
Carter meanwhile is one of the original AFL Commissioners and is now president of the Geelong club.
There will be two reviews, one looking at team performance, the other at the governance of the sport.
CA chief executive James Sutherland (pictured) told the Herald Sun that he expected the review to be the most in-depth analysis of its kind.
“I know there was a review after the 2005 Ashes series. I don’t imagine that it was as extensive as this review is planned to be. And probably this review will be more independent and I think more exhaustive … and ultimately more transparent,” he said.
The review is expected to be completed by CA’s general meeting in October.