Ricky Ponting to be peacemaker in Justin Langer and Cricket Australia 'cowards' stoush
The already-tense situation between Australian cricket players and former coach Justin Langer is to reach boiling point with the former Test opener confirmed to be part ofChannel 7's commentary team.
Former Test batsman and Cricket Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin fears the war of words between players and Langer could get a lot uglier.
It is likely that Ricky Ponting will be key in solving the friction between Justin Langer and Cricket Australia as the former teammates re-unite in media roles this summer.
Long-time Australian teammates Ponting and Langer developed a strong bond that could prove influential in the weeks ahead.
Langer's explosive interview about his ugly exit as coach has sparked a potential firestorm ahead of Australia's first Test in Perth on Wednesday.
He called out players he labelled as cowards for leaking against him to the media during his tenure.
Langer is set to take centre stage on Channel 7's coverage of the Test summer, which starts in the 52-year-old's home state and could attract extra attention.
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