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'CA undermining the baggy green cap'

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Nov 28, 2011 at 04:54pm IST

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Sydney: Australia's rotation policy has come in for some severe criticism from former paceman, Geoff Lawson who slammed the selection panel for their "inappropriate" injury management strategies.

Lawson was especially miffed with the exclusion of Pat Cummins for the first Test against New Zealand, terming it as Cricket Australia's (CA) latest failure in managing young fast bowlers.

Cummins was one of five players ruled out for the first Test against New Zealand, starting on Thursday in Brisbane, as CA looks to protect the rising star's long-term future, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

CA undermining the baggy green cap: Lawson

Australia's rotation policy has come in for some severe criticism from former paceman, Geoff Lawson.

"The failure of these people to admit they haven't got it right is one of the biggest problems in Australian cricket," said Lawson.

"The failure to have experts dealing with fast bowlers is a major problem to their injury status. The Argus report said all those failures should be addressed and they haven't been. Why aren't they taking any notice of the Argus report?"

The Argus report, tabled in August, noted cricket's approach to sports science and medicine.

"when compared to other professional sports it is not clear whether we are adopting the best practice". Lawson said.

Lawson was also critical of CA's training and medical staff, though he did not single out any individual.

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