Ricky Ponting slams Cricket Australia

Updated: Nov 22, 2016, 11:19 IST | AFP

Australia are facing mounting calls for a drastic overhaul of how cricket is run as they stare down the barrel of a first-ever home Test series whitewash against South Africa

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

Sydney: Australia are facing mounting calls for a drastic overhaul of how cricket is run as they stare down the barrel of a first-ever home Test series whitewash against South Africa.

Former Test captain Ricky Ponting believes cricket is suffering a brain drain. "Cricket Australia know this. If you look through the greats of the game, how many of those guys are actually back inside the system coaching somewhere?" said Ponting.

"They're not. They're all sitting back behind a microphone commentating because they get paid more and it's less intrusive time-wise. I think it's something that needs to be looked at." Ponting currently commentates on TV and radio as do former Test luminaries such as Mark Taylor, Shane Warne, Ian Healy and Michael Clarke.

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