Justin Langer in heated confrontation with CA staffer over Bangladesh video: report

CA had two digital media operators in Bangladesh, the only travelling journalists with the team on its two-legged tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

The matter was initially raised by Dovey with the Cricket Australia digital staffer but when the latter stood his ground, the matter escalated and Langer subsequently confronted the staff member shortly afterwards.(File photo)   -  REUTERS

Australia head coach Justin langer was reportedly involved in a confrontation with a Cricket Australia staffer over a video posted on the board's website, showing the Bangladesh players celebrating their maiden series win against the tourist last week.

According to 'The Sydney Morning Herald', Langer and Australia team manager Gavin Dovey "became animated" about a video added to the cricket.com.au website after the third match which Bangladesh won to take a 3-0 lead in the recently concluded five-match Twenty20 series.

The matter was initially raised by Dovey with the Cricket Australia digital staffer. But when the latter stood his ground, Langer confronted the staff member.

"Dovey had argued that it was inappropriate for the Bangladesh team song to be posted on a CA-operated website," the report said.

"...the incidents were witnessed by at least a dozen people and left some players taken aback and with a sense of unease about what had transpired," it added.

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While Langer refrained from commenting on the issue, Dovey said: “A healthy team environment includes the ability to have honest and frank discussions, whether it be between players, support staff or others within the team environment, which was the case here.”

“There was a difference of opinion, and we agreed to disagree on a particular matter. In hindsight, it was one of those instances which should have taken place in private. I take full ownership of that,” he added.

CA had two digital media operators in Bangladesh, the only travelling journalists on the team's two-legged tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

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