The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly planning to remove former Australian skipper Michael Clarke from the commentary panel after his controversial spat with his partner Jade Yarbrough recently as well. Clarke was added as one of the Australian players in the broadcast panel for the upcoming four-match Test series between India and Australia starting February 9 as well. Meanwhile, if he will be removed from the commentary panel, it will reportedly cost him a sum of US $100,000 as well.
Apart from having such a huge financial loss, the veteran might also go on to lose other sponsorship deals as well amid this controversy. Clarke’s partner Jade had accused him of cheating with his ex-girlfriend Pip Edwards, a fashion designer by profession as well. However, a bystander recorded this controversial incident earlier this month when Clarke Karl Stefanovic were holidaying with their partners Jade and Jasmine Yasbrough as well.
And, during the argument, Clarke tried to defend himself and stated that whatever claims Jade has made so far are not true but things got changed with the exchange of words before the incident became a physical assault as well. According to a statement made to The Daily Telegraph, Michael Clarke has confessed his wrong behaviour and has also admitted that he is gutted by his wrongdoing as well.
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“I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position,” Michael Clarke told the publication. “My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable. I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.”