Colombo: Australian captain Michael Clarke has revealed that his players have made a pact not to discuss the ‘Argus Report’ during the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka.
Clarke’s comment comes after Australia won the fourth ODI in Colombo to take an unassailable 3-1 series lead in the five-match tournament.
When asked if he was worried that the report would derail his team’s tour,” Clarke said: “There’s always issues outside of the game that you face every day as a distraction.”
“What I try to tell the boys is that it’s up to us to determine how big a distraction it actually becomes. We left our meeting the other day and made a pact to each other that we weren’t going to talk about it,” he added.
The 30-year-old further said that the team’s job is to play good cricket on the field.
“We did that yesterday at training. We had an optional training session yesterday that every single player turned up to,” a leading daily quoted Clarke, as saying.
“We probably trained too hard to be honest, I was a little bit worried we were going to be a bit tired for today, but it was the complete opposite,” he added.
The ODI series wraps up on Monday.
Australia will take on a Board XI in Colombo in a three-day tour match before the first Test, which will be played in Galle from August 31.