Anti-sledging advice would pressurize Oz: Hughes
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:MG Hughes
Event:Australia in British Isles 2009

DateLine: 28th June 2009


Former Australia fast bowler Merv Hughes has said that CA's caution against sledging will put Australia under more pressure while playing in the Ashes series.


To avoid any controversy during Ashes, starting in Cardiff on July 8, Cricket Australia had advised its players to refrain from on-field sledging.


"It's easy to say in the coolness of a boardroom but when players are out there trying to win a Test match for Australia and the adrenalin is going, they're not thinking about being a role model," Hughes said.


Hughes also said he does not see anything wrong in sledging within limits and he feels that it only makes a cricketer mentally tough.


"I think it's right Cricket Australia protects the image of their cricket team but there's nothing wrong with (players) being tough, uncompromising and aggressive," Hughes was quoted as saying by 'Sydney Morning Herald'.