Clarke tight-lipped on Watson feud claims

AUSTRALIA captain Michael Clarke refused to discuss claims of a feud with all-rounder Shane Watson yesterday, ahead of today’s second Ashes Test. “I’ve spoken a lot in the past about my relationship with Shane and so has Shane, so I’m not going to go into that,” said Clarke. “This will not be a distraction to me or the team.” The allegations stem from sacked coach Mickey Arthur’s £2.4m compensation claim against Cricket Australia.