Shane Warne calls former Wallaby a 'muppet'

Last updated 07:42 29/01/2013
Shane Warne
Getty Images
SHANE WARNE: ''I believe he [Fleming] brings a lot to the table - a calmness, an intelligent understanding of the game and a very good cricket brain.''

Related Links

Shane Warne unsure when he will finally retire Shane Warne accepts one-match BBL ban Shane Warne woes weigh on the Big Bash Shane Warne's antics 'inspirational' - Hussey

Relevant offers

Cricket

Clinical New Zealand chase down Pakistan total with ease to claim ODI win Bowlers on notice as New Zealand look to bounce back against Pakistan Former coach Warren Lees hopes Black Caps can go one better at World Cup Central Stags sweat on allrounder Kieran Noema-Barnett ahead of one-day final with Auckland Aces Black Caps sail to comfortable win over Pakistan England survive in Perth to reach tri-series final Hyde: When your bat goes snap, crackle and pop Black Caps coach gives Martin Guptill confidence vote ahead of Pakistan ODIs Michael Clarke set to play Sydney grade cricket as recovering continues Sri Lanka bowler Nuwan Kulasekara reprimanded for send-off of Luke Ronchi

Australian test great Shane Warne has launched an extraordinary attack on former Wallaby Pat Howard, calling him a muppet.

Warne says Cricket Australia needs to look beyond the rugby community and get current cricket people involved in the game at administrative level.

As CA's high-performance chief, Howard has overseen the selection panel's controversial strategy of rotating players in and out of the side this summer in an attempt to avoid injuries, particularly in terms of managing fast bowlers' workloads.

Warne, who is a close mate of Australia's Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke, said on Twitter on Monday night that it was ridiculous to deprive the Aussie sporting public of seeing the star batsman in action during some of the one-day games against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

"I think CA really need to look at the people who are making decisions on all facets of cricket in Australia, we r (sic) seriously becoming a joke!" Warne said.

"Absolute rubbish re selections,rotations,resting & farcical decisions on matches, joke.. Dudding the public & to many excuses.. Wake up CA.

"Can CA please put current cricket people in charge to run the game,select teams, not ex rugby or any other sports people plse, seriously

"We have the best batsmen / captain in the world in MClarke23 (Michael Clarke) - He needs current cricket people to help him out not muppets "

Warne was fined a total of A$9500 (NZ$11,890) and suspended for one match during the just-completed BBL season while playing for Melbourne Stars for various breaches of discipline including clashing with Melbourne Renegades' player Marlon Samuels and not naming himself as captain in a semi-final in a bid to avoid a possible suspension for slow over-rates.

Warne's comments were made during Australia's two-run loss to Sri Lanka at the MCG as the tourists claimed a 2-0 Twenty20 series win.


Ad Feedback

- (Live Matches)

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content