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Usman Khawaja ‘shocked’ at monetary state of affairs confronted by Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia is coping with monetary issues amid the coronavirus disaster, a lot to the shock of star batsman Usman Khawaja.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Usman Khawaja was snubbed by Cricket Australia whereas saying central contracts
  • Usman Khawaja felt he’s nonetheless one of many six finest batsmen on the planet
  • I used to be very shocked: Khawaja on Cricket Australia’s monetary disaster

Batsman Usman Khawaja, who was snubbed by Cricket Australia whereas saying central contracts, says he was shocked to be taught in regards to the monetary disaster the Board is going through and blamed it on “mismangement”.

Former captains Michael Clarke and Allan Border had criticised Cricket Australia for dropping Khwaja, who felt he’s nonetheless one of many six finest batsmen on the planet.

“I used to be very shocked. As a result of I knew our projections for income had been nonetheless very excessive and I feel they nonetheless are, relying on what occurs with the Indian collection,” Khawaja was quoted as saying by Fox Sports activities.

“It is a bit complicated. I haven’t got all of the monetary data in entrance of me, nevertheless it looks like it is extra of a cashflow drawback for the time being. There’s clearly somewhat little bit of mismanagement there someplace, with the portfolio and placing some huge cash into the share market.

“To me that is Enterprise 101. To be sure to have sufficient money reserves if crap hits the fan. So I am somewhat bit upset on that entrance … however what’s been completed is finished now, so it is simply our accountability as CA and ACA to work by means of this.”

Khawaja mentioned he was nonetheless good with bat in his hand and that “age is only a quantity”.

“My enjoying towards spin has been proper up there as a few of the finest within the county. Bar possibly Steve Smith, who’s an absolute genius. However an important factor is to attain runs.

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