Cricket Australia refuses to soften the band on Smith, Warner, and Bancroft

Waugh called Australia's attempts to tamper with the ball using sandpaper as stupid

Bancroft, Smith and Warner were suspended after the incident in March. It threw a spotlight on the entire Cricket Australia set-up - from the boardroom to the national men's team - and led to two reviews being set up, the findings of which will be released in Melbourne on Monday.

As Cricket Australia awaits the formal submission of the Australian Cricketers' Association after the players' union revealed today it would be "relentless" in its push for the lifting of bans instantly in the wake of the ball-tampering saga that shook the world.

Peever indicated he would not be joining the exodus from CA and said the 12-month bans on Smith and Warner and a nine-month ban on Bancroft would stand.

The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) has responded to the damning cultural reviews released by Cricket Australia (CA) yesterday, imploring the governing body to show leniency towards Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

The review was non-binding but he said he was considering the report's 42 recommendations, including an anti-harassment code to stop sledging and training to improve team leaders' "moral courage". "Rather, it made the fateful mistake of enacting a program that would lead to "winning without counting the costs", the Longstaff report said.

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The scandal also cut a swathe through Cricket Australia management, with Sutherland, coach Darren Lehmann and team performance boss Pat Howard all heading for the exits amid claims they fostered a toxic team culture.

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Paine said it is clear to players what the country expects of them as representatives of the country.

"But, they did, and the silver lining is that it's precipitated this work and a chance for us to have a good look at ourselves".

Peever's refusal to resign also flows directly into the other major point of contention resulting from the reviews - the suspensions handed to Smith, Warner and Bancroft.

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Peever, a former Rio Tinto mining executive who was reappointed for a second term as chairman only last week, said on Monday that he wouldn't step aside.

The players, who were involved in a bitter pay dispute with CA previous year, felt they were treated as commodities, whose only value to the organisation was driving commercial success.

"Responsibility for that larger picture lies with CA and not just the players held directly responsible for the appalling incidents at Newlands".

When asked whether words like arrogant and bullying were fair descriptions of Australian cricket of the past, Haddin replied: "No, I don't think it is". I say I've run my race, like a lot of other people who've been involved in cricket, yes we'd love to be involved again if Mark were to be chairman and he rang me and said "I want you to be on the Board" I would be there in a flash, as would lots of other people who've contributed to Australian cricket. This is similar call to Longstaff's Australian Cricket Council, which he says should meet twice yearly.

Speed said that interview had convinced him that the former mining executive was not the right man to take Cricket Australia forward and that somebody with a background in the game needed to take over.

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