CA rules out disciplinary action against Katich

Updated: Jun 10, 2011, 15:31 PM IST

Melbourne: Cricket Australia is "not happy" with Simon Katich for his angry outburst after being dropped from the list of contracted players but does not plan to take disciplinary action against the veteran batsman.

"I understand that Simon`s disappointed and that he has made comments along those lines today but I don`t see that CA will be taking action for those comments," Sutherland told reporters.

In an emotionally charged press conference, the 35-year-old Katich said he was disappointed and frustrated at being dropped despite being one of the most consistent performers for Australia in the Test arena.

Katich ridiculed the Australian selection panel saying, "If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."

Sutherland said he could understand Katich`s anger but CA stood by the panel headed by Andrew Hilditch.

"My view and the Cricket Australia board`s view is that it is right for people to be able to make their subjective judgements but it crosses the line when there are any suggestions about the integrity of individual members of the selection panel, the panel as a group, or the processes they engage in to make these selections," said Sutherland.