Michael Clarke (India Today)
Michael Clarke (India Today)

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke is in danger of losing a lucrative commentary contract for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 after a video of his public altercation with girlfriend Jade Yarbrough in Noosa went viral on social media. Clarke was all set to commentate in the four-match Test series between India and Australia, which begins on February 9.

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reviewing Clarke’s place in the commentary team and reportedly considering dropping him from the panel for the much-anticipated tour in light of recent controversies. The 41-year-old reportedly had a contract for $100,000, but that contract will now be reviewed.

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Michael Clarke and Jade Yarbrough
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Australia’s 2015 World Cup-winning captain was involved in a heated debate with his girlfriend, Jade Yarbrough, during their holiday in Noosa, Queensland, where his partner repeatedly accused him of having an affair with his ex-girlfriend, a high-profile fashion designer Pip Edwards.

The Daily Telegraph released the nearly three-minute-long video, which was shot from a distance. Although the video has some blurry footage, the audio is crystal clear. Yarbrough can be seen slapping Clarke while accusing the former Australian batter of cheating.

“You want to send her to India with you?” Yarbrough yells in the video. “I have seen the texts. ‘You’re the love of my life Pip, come with me to India’,” she adds before slapping Clarke across his face even as the 41-year-old pleads innocence.

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According to reports in the Australian media, Clarke has already lost a potential deal with the skincare company. The legendary Australian cricketer apologized for his actions.

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable. I own this fully and am the only one at fault,” Clarke told The Daily Telegraph.

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