Had no role in Warner incident: Watson

Jun 30, 2013, 02:19 IST | AFP

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.

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

Shane Watson

Watson told the Cricinfo website on Friday that Arthur’s actions in India had set a “dangerous precedent” and lauded new coach Darren Lehmann. But he insisted he had not done anything to make officials suspend Warner.

“Absolutely not,” Watson said when asked if he had informed Arthur of events at the Walkabout bar. “It had nothing to do with me in any way shape or form and I’m not sure why that was brought out in the media because it certainly wasn’t the truth.”

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