7 Dec 2011

Katich doesn't regret comments

5:58 am on 7 December 2011

The former Australian Test batsman Simon Katich has no regrets after his inflammatory comments about captain Michael Clarke resulted in a Cricket Australia reprimand.

The New South Wales opener appeared at a disciplinary hearing in Melbourne and pleaded guilty to a charge of making detrimental public comment.

There was no fine and Katich is free to play for the Blues in the Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania starting in Canberra today.

Katich says his much-publicised dressing room clash with Clarke after an SCG Test two years ago had contributed to the opener losing his national contract.

Katich says he's never given up the chance to play for his country....

Katich says he won't return to the national team while Clarke was captain.