Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor quits as Cricket Australia director

ANI | Updated: Nov 05, 2018 15:44 IST

Sydney (Australia) Nov 5 (ANI): Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor, on Monday, stepped down from his position as director of the Cricket Australia (CA) with immediate effect. Taylor has served the national Australian board for 13 years.
Taylor's resignation letter directed to CA's acting chairman Earl Eddings states that his move comes close on the heels of the strained relations between CA and Australian Cricketers Association. "A decision following a high degree of soul-searching and, importantly, having the game's best interest clearly in mind," he stated.
Raking the ball-tampering saga, he added that sustaining good relations between an employer and employee has been his "principal brief" since the Cape Town scandal in March.
The former Australian batsman mentioned that conflict arising between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association has forced him to take the step. "The time, therefore, has arrived to work for me to step back and allow Cricket Australian and the Australian Cricketers Association to work from a fresh page in restoring the important values that have enabled Australia, for many years, to be recognized as one of the world's most admired and successful cricket nations."
Pointing his own role with the Nine Networks, he said, "My decision also removes the conflicts that have lately emerged with me striving to achieve a better working relationship between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association whilst having to address my ongoing role of reporting on cricket for the Nine Network".(ANI)