Reuters India – GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) – Former captain Michael Clarke has offered to help the embattled Australian cricket team ‘in any way’ he can as they deal with the fallout of ball-tampering bans to captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner.

Summary

  • GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) – Former captain Michael Clarke has offered to help the embattled Australian cricket team ‘in any way’ he can as they deal with the fallout of ball-tampering bans to captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner.
  • Cricket – England v Australia – Investec Ashes Test Series Fifth Test – Kia Oval – 22/8/15Australia’s Michael ClarkeReuters / Philip Brown/FilesLivepic – 13971613Smith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months, while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month ban for ball tampering during last month’s third test against South Africa.
  • The 37-year-old, who retired at the end of an unsuccessful Ashes tour of England in 2015, said he would consider returning in any capacity to help out Cricket Australia (CA).
  • “I would do anything to help the Australian cricket team,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper on Sunday.
  • Clarke later Tweeted a clarification in which he said his contact with Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland had been generally supportive in nature and the offer of help could mean “mentoring the under 14s”.


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