Ex- Test opener Simon Katich may face likely sanctions by Cricket Australia over his current remarks that Australian skipper Michael Clarke had a hand in axing him from the national squad. He’s been booked under the CA code of conduct for making “negative public opinion ” and chief executive James Sutherland told that the points of Katich’s hearing will be published in the next couple of days.
Sutherland, in a claim, says that he was “shocked and unhappy” with the remarks made by Katich, despite signs from the fresh full-time national selector John Inverarity that the door wasn’t closed on him for near future selection. CA says that it “undoubtedly refutes any idea that Michael Clarke affected the unbiased selection panel’s suggestions for the 2011-12 CA agreement players’ list.
The recommendations made by Katich are totally wrong, unacceptable and not fair to Clarke, the selectors and to CA.” On Friday, the 36-year-old Katich charged Clarke of playing a part in eliminating him from the list of CA agreements, and also says that he’d never be able to wear a baggy green again as long as the squad is led by the current captain.