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Hayden 'obnoxious' barb seen reigniting hostilities

Hayden 'obnoxious' barb seen reigniting hostilities

Claims and counter-claims flew yesterday after senior Australian batsman Matthew Hayden was officially reprimanded for calling Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious little weed."
Tensions continue to simmer in a summer of cricket acrimony ahead of Sunday's first final in the tri one-day series here between the two fiercely-competitive rivals.
Cricket Australia's code of behavior commissioner Ron Beazley late Wednesday upheld a charge that Hayden had breached the code of conduct with his public comment about Harbhajan and issued a reprimand. Hayden pleaded his innocence and escaped a possible suspension and fine.
The fall-out continued yesterday with Harbhajan claiming Hayden was one of the most disliked figures in world cricket.


Updated : 2021-04-14 09:14 GMT+08:00