22 Dec 2009

Ponting's team urged to revisit Spirit of Cricket pledge

7:23 am on 22 December 2009

The former Australian cricket coach John Buchanan believes it's time for the current national side to revisit the Spirit of Cricket Pledge that was signed during his long tenure.

Buchanan was coach in 2003 when Steve Waugh pledged to improve the standard of behaviour by signing the document, and Buchanan has spoken out following the ill-tempered series against the West Indies during which four Australians were found guilty of bad behaviour.

Captain Ricky Ponting has promised to pull his players into line befiore the first test against Pakistan starting on Boxing Day.