Surely he should of said he will be finishing this test and then he will be stood down from the next test with Bancroft. Once they get all the facts the whole leadership group might be stood down.
The Captaincy will be decided at least after the last test.
Show something instead of waffling about Facts and look like he was about to cry.
More like more fines and maybe missing some 50 over or T20 games....
Certainly not the bloodletting people are calling for.
If anyone is sacrificed it will be Lehmann who's going anyway.
I think it looks as weak as piss, and not to talk to any of them and he isn't even going himself.If you start handing out punishments in advance, you don't give anyone else incentive to go along with your investigation.
I agree it would be very satisfying to have him come down hard now, but this makes sense I suppose.
The more I think about it the weirder this is...
Smith should resign as captain, this clearly demonstrates he's not the right person, nor is anyone else involved in this decision (i.e., the leadership group)
But what puzzles me is WHY? Seriously you have such an outstanding pace attack, they don't ever let you down - they don't need the help aside from catching... it's just surreal and stupid beyond belied - in one move just undermined any of the moral high ground Australia might have had (or proved the rest of us right about the boorish hypocrisy) - sad day for Aust cricket