23 Feb 2012

Clarke had a hand in Ponting's dropping

6:00 pm on 23 February 2012

Michael Clarke has accepted part of the responsibility for the axing of Ricky Ponting from the Australian one-day cricket squad, in his role as a selector.

In a newspaper column Clarke has written of his sadness that Ponting won't be part of the one-day squad as it builds towards the 2015 World Cup.

But he wasn't shirking his role in the decision saying while it'll be tough not having Ponting part of the one day squad it's a decision that the panel has made.