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Simon Katich says a huge stain has been left on Sutherland’s legacy

Simon Katich joined Julian King to talk about all of the stories making news in the world of cricket, most noticably, the dramas that hit the game during that fateful tour of South Africa.

Katich has annointed his former team mate Justin Langer as the man to pick up the pieces.

“Things have gone off the rails and it needs strong leadership and I think Justin’s the man. Guys will get weeded out if they don’t want to do the hard yards.”

“The public likes to see Australia play hard and fair and the fairness has gone out of it after South Africa.”

Katich acknowledges Steve Smith has been remorseful for what’s happened, and believes he deserves another chance to captain his country.

“I can’t imagine it never happened under their (Ponting and Clarke’s) leadership. It needed someone to stop it in its tracks and that didn’t happen.”

James Sutherland’s decision to announce his departure as Cricket Australia CEO wasn’t a surprise to Katich at all.

“Given the way everything’s unfolded, I think he realised the time was right. There’s been a lot of issues in the game that will always come under question like the players being unemployed leaves a huge stain on that legacy.”

Click play below to listen to Simon Katich speak with Julian King.

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