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31 Mar 2021
Australia head coach Justin Langer and team manager Gavin Dovey were reportedly involved in a heated argument with one of the staff members of the team after a video was posted on Cricket Australia's website - cricket.com.au, according to ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ report.
The video that was posted had the Bangladesh players celebrating the T20I series win against the Aussie side at home.
“Dovey had argued that it was inappropriate for the Bangladesh team song to be posted on a CA-operated website,” the report said.
“…the incidents were witnessed by at least a dozen people and left some players taken aback and with a sense of unease about what had transpired,” it added.
While Langer didn’t comment upon the incident, Dovey admitted that the discussion should have taken place in private.
“There was a difference of opinion, and we agreed to disagree on a particular matter. In hindsight, it was one of those instances which should have taken place in private. I take full ownership of that,” he said.
The Matthew Wade-led Australian side suffered a thumping 4-1 defeat against Bangladesh in the five-match T20I series. They were bundled out for their lowest T20I total in the final encounter. Chasing a small target of 123, the Australian team were bowled out for 62 and lost the match by 60 runs.
Australia have been through a rough patch in the T20Is as they also suffered a defeat in the series against the West Indies.