Door open for Shane Watson, says Cricket Australia's GM

Watson's departure has left captain Michael Clarke desperately short of experienced heads after the recent retirement of Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey, with an Ashes double-header against England looming later this year.

updated: March 12, 2013 13:13 IST
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Sydney: Cricket Australia general manager Pat Howard said on Tuesday that the door was still open for Shane Watson to play Tests after the vice-captain returned home following his axing from their next India match.

The 31-year-old was one of four players suspended for one Test after failing to prepare feedback and deliver it to management on how Australia could improve, with the team trailing 2-0 in the series.

Stunned Watson suggested he could quit Test cricket altogether.

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