Applause and brickbats for Mickey Arthur on bold sacking decision

A major daily of Australia, 'The Sydney Morning Herald' stood behind Arthur and Clarke, saying the quartet had only got themselves to blame for their axing.

updated: March 12, 2013 12:00 IST
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Melbourne: Coach Mickey Arthur has received applause from a section of Australian media while a few experts pilloried him for the "nonsense" decision to axe four players from the side on disciplinary ground.

The majority of the Australian cricket fraternity has also criticised Arthur for the stunning move, but the national media feels the players' attitude was unprofessional and disregardful of the baggy green.

"What a disgrace. Australia's infamous four deserve not a shred of sympathy for their feckless disregard for the team ethos and culture aimed at returning Australia to the apex of world cricket," a 'Herald Sun' report read.

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