'Furious' Warne blasts CA officials as 'muppets'
Sydney, Jan 29: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has slammed Cricket Australia (CA) for hiring muppets from other sports such as high-performance chief Pat Howard instead of people with cricketing backgrounds to help captain Michael Clarke.
Warne claimed the CA should look further than the rugby community and get current cricket people involved in the game at administrative level, News.com.au reports.
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, the paper added.
Warne, who is a close mate of Clarke, said on Twitter last that it was ludicrous to deprive the Australian sporting public of seeing the star batsman in action during some of the one-day games against Sri Lanka earlier this month.
Warne said the CA really need to look at the people who are making decisions on all facets of cricket in Australia, as they are seriously becoming a joke.
The spin great added the re selections, rotations, resting and farcical decisions during the matches are absolutely rubbish, adding that such decisions are duding the public.
Warne said the CA need to wake up and do something rather than giving too many excuses.
Warne question on his Twitter account: "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," he added.
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.