Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels his country's cricket board let him and the entire team down during the 2008 'Monkeygate' controversy, saying that CA officials acted as if the relationship with India mattered more than the national players.
In fresh excerpts of his autobiography 'At The Close of Play' published by 'The Age', Ponting has shed some more light on the scandal that threatened bilateral ties between India and Australia .
"It was impossible for me not to conclude that they (Cricket Australia) considered Australian cricket's relationship with India more important than how they looked after us and communicated with us. They let me down and let the team down. I am still struggling to forget it," Ponting has written in the book.