Ponting upset with Buchanan

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 18:17 [IST]
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Ponting upset with Buchanan

Worcester: Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting says that he is uncomfortable about former coach and mentor John Buchanan taking up a coaching stint with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

"I just hope I don't see him with an England jumper on. That will be a little bit disappointing," the Courier Mail quoted Ponting, as saying.

Buchanan will be joining the England Lions at training before they meet Australia in a four-day match at Worcester beginning tomorrow night.

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An England Cricket Board spokesman confirmed Buchanan would be at the ground "briefly" but would not stay for the match.

Since resigning two years ago after Australia flogged England 5-0 in the 2006-07 Ashes series, Buchanan has been a coaching nomad.

"I haven't thought about it and I haven''t heard it spoken about around the group at all," Ponting said.


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