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On Monday, Cricket Australia (CA) will make public two reviews it commissioned in the wake of Newlands ball-tampering scandal and former captain Mark Taylor has warned they are ‘hard-hitting’ and ‘confronting’.

The two reviews deal with the on-field i.e. the national cricket team while the other is of the governing body itself.

Taylor said the review makes 41 recommendations. “I have seen the review. It will be hard-hitting, confronting for CA and for anyone who loves the game of cricket. “Everything is on the table” Taylor told Channel Nine.

The scandal saw three Australian cricketers being banned by CA for their role in altering the condition of the ball using a sandpaper during a Test against South Africa earlier this year. Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for 12 months while Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month ban.

Taylor expects the review to help in bringing about a positive change.

“All of us have had too much negativity around the game. Tomorrow is the opportunity to get it out there. There is no doubt there is a mandate, as I would look at it, in these reviews for CA to make some change, to get better at what we do, and also, most importantly, to get on with how we do business with people. And we have got to get that better. No doubt about that. I have said that before,” he said.