Australian cricket followers will discover the findings of two independent reviews into Cricket Australia's culture on Monday - a mere four days after the governing body's leadership is locked in for the next three years.
The reviews, which will feature a fresh charter for the behaviour of Australian cricketers on the field, are expected to be highly critical of CA's organisational "arrogance" in recent years, and will be unveiled by the CA chairman David Peever and fellow director Jacquie Hey after his re-election at the AGM on Thursday.
Particular focus is set to be placed on the Don Argus-led review of 2011, which recommended the addition of performance-based pay to the contracting system, the setting of clear goals for Australia to be No. 1 in all three formats of the game, and the appointment of the team performance manager Pat Howard as a "single point of accountability" for team performance.
Having joined the Board in 2012, Peever is set to be approved by the state associations for a second consecutive term, the first to have this honour since Denis Rogers from 1995 to 2001, at the AGM on Thursday. While governed by an independent nine-member Board, CA is owned by the six state associations, which retain reserve powers to sack individual board directors or the chairman by a two-thirds majority vote.
As part of a three-day gathering that features the CA annual general meeting on Thursday morning, state association chairmen and chief executives will meet with Peever, the outgoing chief executive James Sutherland and his successor Roberts at a conference on Wednesday - the Australian Cricketers Association will also be present.
At this meeting the findings of the Simon Longstaff-led cultural review of CA as a whole, and the Rick McCosker-led review of the Australian men's national team, are expected to be shared with these "key stakeholders" for the first time. Other major partners, such as broadcasters and sponsors, are expected to be engaged with in private before Monday's public release.
Peever announced he had the backing of the board and by extension the states to continue as chairman for another three years back in June, on the day Sutherland revealed he would be resigning as chief executive after 17 years. The board director Bob Every, a former chairman of Wesfarmers, had earlier resigned in protest at Peever's intention to continue.
Draft versions of the cultural reviews were seen by the board before they made a final decision on whether to choose Roberts as Sutherland's replacement. Roberts had appeared the clear heir apparent to Sutherland ever since he left the board to join the CA executive in 2015. Peever and Roberts joined the board on the same day in 2012.
Neither Longstaff, director of the corporate culture body The Ethics Centre, or McCosker, who played 25 Tests for Australia, will be present in Melbourne for the public announcements of the reviews.