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“Obviously, we didn’t know what was going on with Jonathan Trott – and that certainly won’t be talked about in this Test match at all”
Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has announced that England batsman Jonathan Trott will not be the subject of any verbal taunts during the second Test in Adelaide.
Trott recently pulled out of the Ashes series and returned home due to a stress-related illness.
Lehmann’s comments come after Australia opening batsman David Warner stated that Trott was “pretty poor and weak”.
“I have spoken to David, and we have dealt with that in-house,” Lehmann said. “He understands where the line is. I think he said himself he crossed the line. We know where we can go to a certain extent.
“If you cross that line, obviously the ICC [International Cricket Council] take over – and Cricket Australia.
“We want to play that brand that is quite hard and aggressive, as we always talk about – but not cross the line, play it fair.
“Obviously, we didn’t know what was going on with Jonathan Trott – and that certainly won’t be talked about in this Test match at all.
“We wish him all the best in his recovery…Jonathan Trott, we’re not talking about this Test match.”