27 Aug 2009

Ponting home to face the music

7:03 am on 27 August 2009

The Ashes-losing cricket captain Ricky Ponting has told Australian journalists he's determined to carry on as captain, and could even return to England for another attempt in 2013.

Ponting, the first Australian captain in more than a century to lose two Ashes series in England, told a media conference in Sydney yesterday he learned in 2005 that leaders are always judged on results, but he has the support of Cricket Australia and the national selectors.

He says he'd have absolutely no problem playing on for Australia without being captain.

The 34-year-old Ponting is back home for 10 days before returning to England for the final four one day internationals.