Dr Simon Longstaff, who conducted a 'cultural' review of the Australian team after the ball tampering episode, said here on Tuesday and Delivered a lecture on Good Governance which was heard by top officials associated with the Indian Cricket Board. He said during this time that the incentive amount should be related to character and social conduct.
Apart from the Committee of Administrators (COA), the Cricket Operations head of the National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, listened to Longstaff's lecture. It was under the guidance of Longstaff that Australia's' Cultural Review Report was prepared after which the attitude of winning at any cost was changed.
COA member Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge told reporters, "Every game goes through ups and downs. He (Longstaff) was here to tell us something, we talked to him and he lectured. But it was not related to Indian cricket, it was common. We are not saying that there is an issue related to conduct in Indian cricket. "
Another senior BCCI official, who attended the lecture, told PTI on condition of anonymity, "One important thing that he said was that the player's on-field performance was only a yardstick for financial incentives." needed. In addition to his character internationally, he should also pay attention to his conduct inside and outside the field, giving him financial advantage. "
Another official said, "We got to know a lot about Cricket Australia's cultural review report." An officer attending the lecture asked Dr. Longstaff why only Steve Smith, Cameron Bencraft and David Warner were banned. If they were tampering with the ball, then the bowlers were also a part of it but they did not have to bear the brunt of it. "He said," On this Dr. Longstaff said that this report was prepared not just by him but by a team . "
Dr. Longstaff said that if conduct and character are not taken into account, then players are ready to cross any limit to win at any cost. The 145-page Cultural Review Report has given considerable importance to these issues. Apart from the COA, Dr. Longstaff's lecture was attended by the High Performance Team of NCA including BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Dravid, NCA and IPL COO Hurricanes Ghosh and Hemang Amin. It was organized by the board's legal firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.