Cricket Australia CEO says Warne-Samuel's fight 'will help promote BBL'

Sydney, Jan. 8 (ANI): Cricket Australian chief James Sutherland has said that the brawl between Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels during a Big Bash League (BBL) match at the MCG on Sunday has been good for the promotion of the league.

Sutherland said that while he did not condone Warne's actions, his outburst at Samuels would create a stronger rivalry between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades.

According to news.com.au, Sutherland said that what happened at the MCG was in front of a huge crowd, and the two teams had a lot at stake, basically vying for the top position in the BBL.

He said that though the players are entertainers putting on a show, but first and foremost they're sportsmen who are competing for big prizes.

He added that this sort of thing was probably something that only led to a greater rivalry between the Renegades and the Stars and created greater interest for the Big Bash League. (ANI)

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...