Michael Clarke ‘LOSES his lucrative commentary job’ as financial blows continue to come after Noosa park cricket playboy’s shocking row over cheating allegations
Cricket playboy Michael Clarke’s feud with his girlfriend and celebrity friends has cost the former captain a lucrative $150,000 commentary gig in India.
The 41-year-old was filmed by a bystander in an explosive altercation in Queensland’s Noosa while on holiday with girlfriend Jade Yarbrough, her sister Jasmine and her husband and media personality Karl Stefanovic, sending the whole country into turmoil.
Australia are scheduled to play India in a four test series starting on February 9 and Clarke was expected to fly out to be part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) commentary panel which would be heard on Fox Sports.
Michael Clarke and girlfriend Jade Yarbrough fell into a heated feud, with Clarke since losing a lucrative skincare partnership and his $150,000 commentary appearance
But the notoriously image-conscious BCCI has, according to The agedecided that the playboy’s reputation is not up to their standards for a contract believed to be worth about $150,000 plus expenses.
Multiple anonymous sources told the publication they are looking for other players to fill the spot alongside fellow Aussie cricketing legend Matthew Hayden, with four Tests and three ODI matches to be played between February 9 and March 13 before the IPL then kicks off. starts.
The game’s governing body in India – easily the most powerful in the world – continues to decline to comment on the matter, but it now seems a fait accompli that Fox Sports viewers don’t need to hear his much-maligned commentary.
Michael Clarke’s role in the fracas has led the notoriously image-conscious BCCI to replace him as commentator
That said, he still has the option of landing another commentary gig – and has already submitted an offer, albeit a much smaller one.
“I’ve just been asked to comment on the PSL, Pakistan’s Premier League, and you should see what internationals they have,” Clarke said on his The Big Sports Breakfast radio show while making quite the marketing pitch for the league.
“So many foreign players go and play in that tournament.”
Clarke did not mention his performance in India on his radio show – a huge hint that he is aware that the now infamous fight has cost him a very lucrative gig with the most powerful cricket body in the world.
The fight footage showed Yarbrough yelling at Clarke, punching him in the face and accusing him of cheating on her with his former partner, high-profile fashion designer Pip Edwards.
The footage shows Jade Yarbrough (right) beating Clarke as he insists the allegations are not true before turning on Karl Stefanovic in a foul-mouthed tirade
“Would you like to send her to India?” Yarbrough screams in the video.
‘You are the love of my life Pip, come with me to India.’
Clarke insisted he was innocent in the footage and swore on his daughter Kelsey’s life before lashing out at Stefanovic with a flurry of swear words.
Clarke’s potential sponsorship deal with a skincare brand has already ended, according to the Sydney Morning Herald — and more could follow in the wake of the scandal.
Michael Clarke’s roles and lucrative gigs are dropping like flies. His collaboration with luxury watch manufacturer Hublot continues until now
The infamous playboy has since apologized for his role in the Noosa feud Daily telegram he accepted full responsibility for the incident and was devastated by his actions.
“I am absolutely devastated that I put people I hold in high esteem in this position,” he said, not admitting he cheated but apologizing for his role in the fight.
“My actions leading up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable. I own this in full and am the only one at fault.’
The divorced father of a child will continue to work on his daily radio show, but faces a fight to make up for the hundreds of thousands of dollars the diabolical fight has already cost him.