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Labor vows to sack Alan Jones and SCG board in heated on-air clash over stadium

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has threatened to sack Alan Jones and other SCG Trust board members. (AAP)

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley says he will sack broadcaster Alan Jones and other board members from the SCG Trust if he is elected premier on March 23.

The entire board of the SCG Trust - including veteran broadcaster Alan Jones - will be sacked if Labor wins the NSW state election.

Opposition Leader Michael Daley told Jones on Tuesday morning that he intended to remove the trustees that oversee operation of the Moore Park sporting facilities, such as Allianz Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground.

"If I'm elected, the board will go," Mr Daley told Jones on 2GB radio.

"Sorry about the SCG Trust, thanks for your service."

Broadcaster Alan Jones sits on the SCG board.
Broadcaster Alan Jones sits on the SCG board.
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Jones replied: "We don't mind, that's your job."

He noted the board did the job for free.

Mr Daley later said in a statement he intended to replace the board with people that "better reflect the diversity of the sports loving people of NSW".

The new Sydney Football Stadium is scheduled for completion in 2020.
The new Sydney Football Stadium is scheduled for completion in 2020.
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He alleged the board had colluded with the NSW government to spend more than $700 million of taxpayer money to demolish and rebuild Allianz Stadium.

In the statement, Mr Daley qualified that he would only sack the unelected members of the board.

Phil Waugh and David Gilbert, who were elected by members will stay, as will former test cricketer Stuart MacGill.

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