Cricket Australia: Leadership in Crisis
In March 2018, Cricket Australia (formerly the Australian Cricket Board) banned the Australian cricket captain from the sport for a year due to his involvement in a premeditated attempt at ball tampering in a test match against South Africa. He was also banned from any leadership positions in the sport for at least a year thereafter and faced financial losses on account of these bans. Australian fans and political leaders were outraged at the ball-tampering scandal and the captain's involvement. Other cricketers felt that the penalties were severe and disproportionate. What led the captain to engage in "premeditated" foul play? Could he have played the game differently? Will he be able to lead the Australian cricket team again? Tulsi Jayakumar is affiliated with SP Jain Institute of Management & Research. Ranjan Banerjee is affiliated with SP Jain Institute of Management & Research.