Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland confirmed that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been dropped from the ODI side due to poor form.

Sutherland also said that he was disappointed with the confusion surrounding Haddin's status, since the player was aware of the situation and has had regular dialogue with selectors.

We're not comfortable with the level of uncertainty and public discussion on this particular matter. The really important thing though for us, and the real focus in recent times... has been on the players and perhaps that area of improving for the public's benefit just needs to be touched up on as well, Sutherland told reporters here Friday.

Sutherland attributed the confusion to a problem in the communication process and hoped such situation would be avoided in the future.

Looking back on it, something clearly has gone awry there and that's something we need to be clearer on. If there are things that need to be made clearer in the public place and they're not, then they're things we need to improve. We owe that to cricket fans and the country, he said.