The report by the Ethics Commission found a toxic win-at-all costs environment around the Test team that started from the very highest level.

Peever had resisted calls for his resignation, insisting it was important for him to lead the sport forward from the scandal.

But at an extraordinary general meeting today, he succumbed to pressure from within the board to stand down, just a week after he was re-elected for a second three year term.

Cricket Australia confirmed the resignation this afternoon and announced Deputy Chair Earl Eddings had been appointed interim Chair while work is underway to find a permanent replacement.

Eddings added: “We thank David for his service.

“He has played a pivotal role in the elevation of women’s cricket, and the significant growth in attendance and participation.

“He should also be acknowledged for his efforts in improving funding to the ICC full member nations outside Australia, England and India; overhauling governance of the ICC and reforming the Future Tours program, among a long list of achievements.

“We look forward to continuing the important process of recovering and rebuilding for Cricket Australia and Australian Cricket.

“The Board is keenly aware that we have a way to go to earn back the trust of the cricket community. We and the executive team are determined to make cricket stronger.”