CA chief to review Ponting's over-rate issues

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Melbourne, Nov 10 (UNI) Under fire from all quaters for losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to India after five years, CA chief James Sutherland also tightened the screws on Australian skipper and said he would speak to Ricky Ponting to take a review of what went wrong with the over-rates throughout the series.

''I haven't had a chance to talk to Ricky (Ponting) about what went on during the tea break and what the messages were that came from the umpires.

''And until I have had a chance to speak to Ricky it's really difficult for me to comment,'' Sutherland was qouted as saying by Australian Associated Press.

''After the Test match I will look forward to having a chat to Ricky and getting a feel for the actual circumstances that he and (coach) Tim (Nielsen) faced in drawing the conclusions they did,'' he added.

The world champions were often found short of the over-rates and that forced skipper Ponting not to use his fast bowlers.

The situation came to the fore in the second Test held at Mohali when pace bowler Brett Lee was exasperated that he wasn't used through a session and part-time bowlers like Michael Hussey and Simon Katich were used.

Australian captain also used his part time bowlers in the Nagpur Test on day four when India were tottering on 166 for six.

However, coach Tim Nielsen later explained that Ponting did so to make up for the slow over-rate.


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