Mickey Arthur backs Ricky Ponting for another Ashes

Updated: 02 May 2012 01:02 IST

Australia coach Mickey Arthur has thrown his support behind former captain Ricky Ponting's bid to contest a fifth Ashes cricket series against England next year.

Perth, Australia:

Australia coach Mickey Arthur has thrown his support behind former captain Ricky Ponting's bid to contest a fifth Ashes cricket series against England next year.

Since handing the Australian test captaincy to Michael Clarke, Ponting has been dropped from the ODI squad, putting the 37-year-old's playing future in doubt.

But Arthur on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to Ponting, backing the batsman to play a key role in Australia's quest to regain the Ashes.

Arthur said while there has been a lot of discussion about Ponting's future, "Ricky's not going anywhere."

Topics : Cricket Mickey Arthur England Australia Ricky Ponting
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