Longstaff did not comment in the CA statement but said last month that those involved in the scandal had lost their "internal compass". "(It's) essentially good people making bad decisions with sometimes calamitous effects -— tragically so as we've seen in this case," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "It's an inability to recognise the small things that start to change the seeds of some deeper corruption of a core set of values and principles... a type of deviance becomes normalised."
Cricket Australia has commissioned an independent review and a player review to examine issues of culture and governance.May 1, 2018
Tim Paine and Rachael Haynes are among the players on the panel. https://t.co/KDoCrCrAss pic.twitter.com/6p8CFW8ki9
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), which represents players, said it was encouraged that the review took on board most its proposals in its terms of reference. "Culture starts at the top and we welcome investigation in to all aspects of cricket’s culture, organisational structure and governance," said ACA president Greg Dyer. "There is a desire to see significant and lasting change aimed at improving cricket's culture and governance, and the accountability of those who are responsible for running it."
Cricket Australia review details. pic.twitter.com/v0UYcTIYHG— Peter Lalor (@plalor) May 1, 2018
Longstaff's review will run in tandem with a separate probe announced last month into player behaviour headed by former Test batsman Rick McCosker. McCosker will work with former players to formulate a charter on player behaviour balancing the demands of elite cricket with public expectations about the way such role models should act. Peever said CA wanted to implement recommendations from both the Longstaff and McCosker reviews in time for the 2018-19 season.
Breaking: Cricket Australia will use organisation that completed AOC's cultural review for its review. Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Rachael Haynes, Shane Watson, George Bailey and TBC national coach on McCosker's panel for team review— Andrew Wu (@wutube) May 1, 2018