Ashes 2013: Australia coach Darren Lehmann accuses Stuart Broad of 'blatant cheating' in extraordinary radio rant

The England bowler has angered the tourists at times during the series

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has slammed England bowler Stuart Broad for “blatant cheating” in the first Test at Trent Bridge and has urged Australian fans to ensure he “cries and goes home” when the return Ashes series takes place Down Under this winter.

Broad earned criticism for his refusal to walk when he clearly edged the ball to first slip after the umpire gave him not out, and he has also been accused of using time-wasting tactics to bail England out when time has been their saving grace.

The Nottinghamshire seam fast bowler admitted earlier this week that he knew he edged the ball at Trent Bridge, but claimed that England's win-at-all-costs mentality led him to stay at the crease.

Lehmann hasn't said too much on the matter until now, when he spoke to an Australian radio station and released a verbal assault on the 27-year-old.

“Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past," Lehmann said of Broad's failure to walk in an interview given to Triple M.

"I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard.

"From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home.

"I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous."

Lehmann also blamed Broad for letting the umpire take the blame for the incident, despite the obvious below-par performances from all of those that have stood in the middle throughout the series.

A number of high-profile errors, which eventually led to the re-evaluation of the DRS system before it was agreed to leave it how it was for the rest of the series, means that the umpires in world cricket have come under serious fire resulting in calls for English and Australian umpires to be restored to the series if they're the right person for the job.

"He hit it to first slip ... and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in (the) paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools," Lehmann added.

"From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him."

Broad said earlier in the week that the incident was far from as clear cut as it had been made out, with both he, fellow batsman Ian Bell and Australian bowler Ashton Agar all unclear as to whether Broad had nicked the ball or not.

"It was an odd one. There was no particular noise because of the noise of Haddin's gloves," he said.

"It's a bit silly when people say it was nicked to slip because actually it was edged to the keeper's gloves and flew off the gloves to slip.

"I went down to the other end and Ian Bell was like 'what happened there, I didn't hear anything?' Agar came up to me and asked if I'd nicked it because he wasn't sure.

"So it wasn't as clear cut as everyone had thought, although I knew I'd hit it."

 



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