Australian skipper Michael Clarke quits as national team selector: report

Australia's Ashes campaign lurched into further crisis earlier on Monday when coach Mickey Arthur was sacked with Darren Lehmann expected to be announced as his replacement.

updated: June 24, 2013 12:47 IST
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Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke has resigned as a selector of the team just hours after coach Mickey Arthur was sacked, a report said on Monday.

Fairfax Media said Clarke's decision to relinquish his selection role was part of the coaching restructure that will be confirmed at a Cricket Australia press conference in England later on Monday.

The decision to grant the captain and coach selection powers was a key part of the far-reaching Argus review into Australian cricket in 2011.

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