Shane Watson denies role in sacking of David Warner

Following David Warner's suspension, there were reports in the Australian media that officials had only decided to discipline Warner after Shane Watson had complained about double standards.

updated: July 01, 2013 18:49 IST
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London: Shane Watson has denied any role in forcing Australia cricket chiefs to take action against David Warner for the opener's attack on England's Joe Root.

Earlier this month, Warner was fined Aus$11,500 ($11,000) and suspended until the start of the Ashes in Nottingham on July 10 by Cricket Australia. The sanctions were for punching Root in a Birmingham bar following Australia's Champions Trophy loss to their arch-rivals.

The fall-out from the saga then took a shock turn when coach Mickey Arthur was sacked on Monday, just 16 days out from the Ashes.

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