Cricket Australia Let Players Down During 'Monkeygate': Allan Border

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was suspended for three matches after the second Test of a four-match series in Sydney in 2007-08 for allegedly racially abusing Andrew Symonds.

Updated: November 10, 2014 03:39 IST
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The monkeygate scandal almost forced India to call off the Australian tour in 2007-08.

Sydney: Former captain Allan Border said the country's cricket board, Cricket Australia (CA), abandoned its players during the infamous 'Monkeygate' incident, surrendering to the considerable might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and choosing money over morality. (Ponting Backs Out of Monkeygate Controversy)

Border also said it was a reason for him to quit CA, he writes in his new book "Cricket As I See It". (Sachin Wanted to Boycott Tour)

"I thought we (the board) let the players down badly then. Australians have copped our brickbats over the years for being aggressive and in-your-face and playing that style of game that a lot of people didn't like," Border was quoted as saying by The Weekend Australian.

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