Opening Doorz Editorial | March 30, 2018
“To all of my teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world, and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry, I am sorry. What happened in Cape Town has already been laid out by Cricket Australia. Tonight, I want to make it clear that as the captain of the Australian team, I take full responsibility.
“It was a serious error of judgement and I now understand the consequences. It was a failure of leadership, of my leadership. I will do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused. If any good can come from this, it can be a lesson to others and I can be a force for change. I know I’ll regret this for the rest of my life. I’m absolutely gutted.
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“I hope in time, I can earn back respect and forgiveness. I have been so privileged and honoured to represent my country and the Australian cricket team. Cricket is the greatest game in the world. And it has been my life and I hope it can be again. I am sorry and I am absolutely devastated.
“Good people make mistakes and I have made a big mistake by allowing this to happen. It was an huge error on my behalf and I’m deeply sorry.”