Cricket Australia Chief James Sutherland has vowed not to resign from his post in the rear of the dismantling ball tampering issue; further he reckoned this only strengthened his courage to get Australian cricket back on track in a position of pride and respect.
“I’m not resigning,” Sutherland said while addressing the media in Johannesburg.
“What’s happened the last few days has only strengthened my resolve to ensure that Australia cricket & the Australia cricket team gets back on track & back in a place where it has not only the full respect but the pride of the Australia community,” he said.
But the CA chief acknowledged the resignation of coach Darren Lehmann, said, “Darren Lehmann has provided fantastic service and been part of a successful team that won a World Cup and a couple of Ashes … his work ethic has been terrific and he genuinely cares for and loves his players.”
“Darren Lehmann is the coach for this Test and I wish him and the team all the best (he then says there’s a couple of months to find a replacement ahead of Australia’s next tour, which is in England in June),” he concluded.