Treat people like adults, not school kids: Geoffrey Boycott

The former Yorkshire skipper felt as a captain it was important to be sensible and professional and said if he were in Clarke's shoes, he would have handled the issue differently.

updated: March 14, 2013 15:47 IST
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New Delhi: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott on Thursday criticised Australian coach Mickey Arthur for treating the players like "school children" and said he finds the idea of setting the cricketers written tasks as "childlike".

Australia had sacked four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, for the Third Test against India after the cricketers failed to prepare a three-point presentation on how they could improve the team's performance following their defeats in Chennai and Hyderabad in the first two Tests.

Boycott said Arthur could have spoken to the players in private rather than behaving like a "teacher".

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