Carberry comments peeve Giles

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Former limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has expressed disappointment at the unflattering comments made by England batsman Michael Carberry recently.

Former limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has expressed disappointment at the unflattering comments made by England batsman Michael Carberry recently.

Giles was dismissed as ODI and T20I coach and resigned as a selector earlier this year – and was the subject of heavy criticism from Carberry during the tour of Australia.

"I had a brief chat with Ashley during the fifth ODI in Adelaide and his response was that he didn't really know," Carberry told the <i>Guardian</i> in April. "If you don't know, mate, I sure as hell won't know.

"It's that age-old word: man-management. I've accepted over my short and breezy England career that that's the way the selectors tend to do things. I wouldn't say I've been in the loop when it comes to why I've been left out. I've had to try and work it out for myself which, again, is disappointing."

The 41-year-old Giles, who has since been replaced by Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell on the selection panel and Lancashire's Peter Moores in the coaching staff, questioned the validity of Carberry's comments this week.

"I did say it, but it's all in context. At the top of the order we had Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, at number three with tried different things – we had Ben Stokes and Jonathan Trott before that," Giles told <i>ESPNcricinfo</i>.

"So the 'I don't know' was more that I cannot guarantee anyone a place in an ODI or T20I side. If I had, that would have been wrong. It was unfortunate, I think unnecessary, especially the timing. You don't do your laundry in public."

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