Cricket Australia Items/news/2013/1/2/nsw-back-down-over-lee-dispute

Cricket NSW drop Brett Lee charges

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 2:30PM AEST | by Omnisport 1

Cricket New South Wales have dropped misconduct charges against Brett Lee for comments the former Test quick made about chief executive Dave Gilbert.

Lee was given a slap on the wrist after agreeing to a 'consensual resolution' with CNSW, which will see him join a new sub-committee of their board to address future issues regarding the direction of the state's cricket.

Last week, Lee spoke out about NSW's poor showing at state level and suggested Gilbert should have been sacked rather than coach Anthony Stuart, who was given the axe halfway through the last year of his contract.

"Cricket New South Wales and Brett Lee are pleased to state that they have arrived at a consensual resolution of the matter, including that Cricket New South Wales will immediately establish a sub-committee of its board to which Brett Lee will be invited to contribute to address issues as to the future direction of cricket in New South Wales," a CNSW statement read.

"Both parties are very pleased to have found a way forward and at having arrived at a very positive mutual outcome.

"Brett Lee looks forward very much to working constructively with Cricket New South Wales into the future."

Sydney Thunder remain winless in this year's Big Bash League, while key players Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja have left the state's set-up in recent season.

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First Posted 02 January, 2013 2:53PM AEST

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