A severe outbreak of post-Ashes stress disorder of the kind normally associated with English cricket has reached epidemic proportions.
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It follows Australia's 3-1 surrender of the Ashes urn, their first defeat by England on home soil for 24 years.
Forget all those root-and-branch analyses of 'What's Wrong With English Cricket?' since 1986-87, the Aussie players have cut straight to the chase.
Paul Marsh, chief executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association, said: 'The game's anachronistic governance structure is fundamentally flawed.'
And a report in The Australian newspaper states Marsh wants the century-old structure of the 14-man board, with an uneven number of delegates from the six states, replaced by a high-powered body made up of leaders in their fields.