Arthur`s `cancerous` claims won`t hurt Australian morale, claims Oz columnist

Sydney: Cricket columnist Greg Baum has claimed Mickey Arthur`s recent claims of being caught into a fight between Clarke and Watson would not affect the Australian cricket team`s performance ahead of the second Ashes Test in Lord`s.

Shane Warne, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist are all paying visits to the Australian cricket team at Lord`s this week, with captain Michael Clarke saying that they are most welcome for any tips and insights they have, because their mere presence was an add-on.

Baum said that Clarke and Watson co-operated professionally and there was no sign of trouble as they consulted about tactics and also displayed a funny side.