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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 December, 2003, 09:51 GMT
Williams 'educated' over remark
Brad Williams
Williams was dropped after playing against Zimbabwe
Brad Williams has been reminded about protocol by his bosses at Cricket Australia following comments he made after being dropped from the side.

Williams was in the squad for the first Test in Brisbane against India but another seamer, Nathan Bracken, was preferred in the starting line-up.

He said Bracken got the nod because he was a left-arm bowler.

"I just bowl with the wrong arm," said Williams. "It is pretty hard to swallow."

Williams added: "They haven't had a left-armer for so long. They have had a predominantly right-arm attack for so long."

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Williams had expressed deep remorse about his comments and conveyed it to Test captain Steve Waugh and chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns.

Sutherland said: "Whilst it is clear that the comments are not appropriate it was felt he didn't have a case to answer under the Cricket Australia code of behaviour.

He snubbed two players and I think he would like to have that over again
Greg Chappell on Steve Waugh

"However, we felt it was necessary to counsel the player and educate him about appropriate protocol."

Williams said: "I certainly regret any offence that might have been taken from the comment.

"It was not intended to be disrespectful."

Meanwhile, Australian captain Steve Waugh was accused by former skipper Greg Chappell of putting himself before the team on the second day at the Gabba.

Chappell said: "He snubbed two players and I think he would like to have that over again."

The first incident involved Justin Langer's departure from the crease after a crucial century.

Waugh ran out to begin his innings, interrupting the applause for Langer.

Later on, he inexplicably called Damien Martyn through for a third run to leave his partner short of the crease.

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