These are a few quotes said by the people involved in the Simon Katich story.
"If you pay peanuts you get monkeys".- Simon Katich on the selection panel and the need for the post of a full-time selector who can be held accountable.
"Sachin was written off a couple of years ago by one of our selectors"- Katich again taking on Greg Chappell.
"This panel puts on the ground what it thinks is the best team to win every game of cricket it plays in, it doesn't bat and bowl. Yes it has [been] accountable for selection and for outcomes once performances have been made but to say that the selection panel has lost Ashes series, that's incorrect."- Michael Brown (CA's head of cricket operations) - surely even he doesn't believe that statement.
"Simon Katich has the resolve and the determination that you want to have during hard times. So it's an extraordinary decision. If he's not in the top 25 Australian cricketers - and I can't find one better opener than him on that list, let alone two - then I'll go hee for chasey."- Australia's Defense Minister joins the fight. Stephen Smith on why dropping Katich is an atrocity.