Tait believes he was fit enough to play in IPL in South Africa for Rajasthan Royals, but he was restricted by CA medical staff from doing so, thereby depriving him of USD 375,000.
He then suffered the blow of not having his central contract renewed, and was clearly annoyed to be told he was still in the scheme of things despite not being offered a contract.
“When you think you’re ready to go and play, I thought they (CA) had me in mind for future tournaments, so that was fair enough at the time, but to not let you go, then not pick you in a squad then not give you a contract is a little bit of a kick in the teeth,” Tait said.
However, Australia’s National Selection Panel chief Andrew Hilditch said Tait remained in CA’s scheme of things and could be considered for the one-day series that follows the Ashes in September, but the bowler wasn’t amused.
“It’s pretty easy for CA to say ‘get yourself ready for a tournament’ when they haven’t given you a contract — I could quite easily duck off to the Greek islands for a couple of months if I wanted to. But I’ll keep myself fit, keep bowling and if something does come up, well that’d be good.”