Sydney, Nov. 4 (ANI): Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) boss Christina Matthews has hit out at Sydney Sixers chief executive Stuart Clark over the season-ending injury to Aussie star paceman Pat Cummins, saying it was "ironic it happened under the Sixers banner".
"It is ironic that it (Cummins' injury) happened under the Sydney Sixers banner, when they've been so critical of our ability to manage Pat's potential injury problems," News.com.au quoted Matthews, as saying.
According to the report, Matthews' comments come after Clark in July came out swinging against Perth Scorchers following their successful signing of Cummins, saying he was "going to a team that is untested in terms of fitness and physios".
Cummins had complained of a twinge in his back during the South African Champions League's last group game, but the Sixers cleared him fit enough to continue bowling in the semi-final and final triumphs, the report said.
The pace sensation is now facing another cricket summer on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a bone stress fracture in his lower back. (ANI)