Melbourne: Prolific Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was ordered to return midway through the ongoing Champions League T20 by the country’s Cricket Board, which wants him to take a break after his stellar performance in the recent World Twenty20.
“Cricket Australia is demanding all-rounder Shane Watson to return home from the Champions League Twenty20 by the end of the week,” reported an Australian daily.
“The ultimatum is sure to anger Sydney Sixers, who are trying to win the lucrative Twenty20 tournament with Watson’s help.”
The newspaper said the CA is concerned about a possible injury breakdown hampering the all-rounder, who was named the World T20’s Player of the Tournament.
“Officials are worried Watson could burn out after a starring performance in the World Twenty20, and now the demands with both bat and ball for the Sixers in the Champions League.” (PTI)