Melbourne: Cricket Australia has asked opening batsman David Warner to lie low in the aftermath of England batsman Jonathan Trott’s departure with a stress-related illness, although he would not be disciplined over his public criticism of the visitors’ player.
According to The Age, there is no suggestion of a link between Warner’s remarks and Trott’s departure but there was a suggestion earlier in the week that CA could take action against the provocative batsman for describing Trott’s dismissal at the Gabba as pretty weak.
However, it’s understood he won’t be charged under CA’s code of behaviour and the ICC within the 48-hour window in which charges can be laid by the match referee did not cite him, the report said.Warner withdrew from a planned spot on a Sydney radio show on Tuesday morning when news broke that Trott had left the Ashes tour and would take an indefinite break from cricket, the report added.
Former Australia captain Kim Hughes has launched a scathing attack on David Warner for his comments about Trott during the first Ashes Test.”For David Warner, at a news conference [to] just say that, he’s weak. That is disgraceful,” Hughes said.
“Irrespective of what Jonathan Trott has done now, I think it is one of the worst things I’ve ever heard in my whole life.”
Hughes also took aim at Cricket Australia. Coach Darren Lehmann even took the unusual step of effectively rubber stamping what Warner said.
“For the Australian captain not to have done anything about it, and for Cricket Australia not to have done anything about it, is deplorable,” Hughes said.