A section of Cricket Australia board members have expressed their reservation against reinstating former captain Steve Smith in the leadership role.
Steve Smith was removed from his role as Australia’s captain following the 2018 Newlands scandal where he, along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were found complicit of hatching the nefarious plan of tampering with the ball via sandpaper.
Recently, Steve Smith had said that he is keen take up the responsibility again as and when it becomes available.
“If it was what Cricket Australia (CA) wanted and it was what was best for the team at the time, it’s certainly something I would be interested in now, that’s for sure,” Steve Smith told News Corp.
A report in the ABC has stated that Smith’s future will be on agenda as part of the board’s succession planning.
“Privately, the ABC understands some on the board have reservations,” the report stated.
Recently, Australian head coach Justin Langer had said that there have been no discussions regarding the change in leadership as far as Test or white-ball squads are concerned.
Following Steve Smith’s dismissal from the leadership role, Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have led the Test and white-ball squads with distinction.
“We have two very good captains and two important competitions coming up — an Ashes and a T20 World Cup. Our future looks good. Despite the media chatter there is no captaincy position available,” Justin Langer told ABC.