Rediff – ‘There’s no room for abuse anywhere, but there’s plenty of room for banter, or what we call sledging.

Summary

  • ‘There’s no room for abuse anywhere, but there’s plenty of room for banter, or what we call sledging.
  • IMAGE: Australia coach Justin Langer, left, with captain Tim Paine during a press conference at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, on Wednesday.
  • Australia will not stay silent during their one-day series in England, the first tour since the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket, captain Tim Paine said on Wednesday.
  • Paine and new coach Justin Langer told a news conference the Australians understood the difference between “abuse and banter” and that while there is no room for the former, they would still seek to pressure opponents.
  • “There’s no room for abuse anywhere, but there’s plenty of room for banter, or what we call sledging.


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