The Australian cricketers team will be banned from playing in the upcoming World Cup in 2019, as the Australian Cricket Board (ACA) prepares to suspend the national team and Australia’s chief selector Ricky Ponting for the rest of the tournament.
The board’s action was revealed on Monday as it announced the suspension of both players, and the decision was met with widespread support in the Australian media and in the cricketing community.
Australia will be left out of the squad for the next four Tests against South Africa, England, India and New Zealand, and will miss the first Test against South Australia.
“Australia’s chief selectors will be suspended and will not be permitted to take part in any of the matches played in the next five months,” the board said in a statement.
“It will be up to the players to make the decision on whether or not they wish to participate in the game.”
The Australian team is expected to play in its first World Cup, which begins on June 12 in Brisbane.
The team will face England in the first game, which will be held at the Gabba, and South Africa in the second game, played at the MCG.
The next two Tests will be played in Melbourne.
The decision will also impact the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which is due to take place on the same weekend.
“As the decision is not binding on the players, they will make the final decision on their participation at that time,” the statement said.
“The CWC will be conducted as a closed, competitive event.
There will be no change to the match schedule.
This decision will not affect the ongoing competition for players for the CWC.”
Cricket Australia chief executive Michael Picker said he was disappointed that the players had not been given an opportunity to participate.
“We’re disappointed that both players were not given the opportunity to play during this World Cup,” Picker told the ABC.
There’s a reason why it’s been held for the past 40 years, and we need to move forward. “
This is the last World Cup of the current World Cup format.
Picker added that the decision could lead to the Australian team losing the World T20 and T20 tournaments. “
In that sense, this decision does not affect our plans to hold the World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and it will be an opportunity for us to have the best possible national team.”
Picker added that the decision could lead to the Australian team losing the World T20 and T20 tournaments.
“I can’t speak to what will happen to the rest, but we’ll be in a very good position if we play at that venue,” he said.
Cricket Australia’s chairman Greg Chappell said it was a disappointment for both players and the sport, but not for the players.
“Both players have expressed a desire to play for Australia,” Chappel said.
“It’s disappointing for the Australian cricks, but also for cricket.
If it’s a player’s desire to do that, I can understand that.
If they feel that it’s their right, it’s absolutely their right.
But it’s not the right of the game as a whole.
It’s a decision that will be taken by the players.”
“I’m disappointed that Ricky Pontings’ and Alex Hales’ decisions will not have any effect on the Australian players, but that doesn’t mean they’re not entitled to do what they want.
They’ve been in the media talking about how it’s about the game.
It’s about their rights.”
The decision has also prompted calls for the suspension to be overturned.
The ECB is yet to comment on the decision.
Australian Cricketers Association chief executive David Richardson said he hoped the board would not impose its decision on the game in a way that was contrary to international sporting tradition.
But Richardson said the ban was not only for the sport of cricket.
“While we certainly have a long and proud history of players representing Australia in the international game, we also recognise that there are many players who play for other nations,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
Richardson said the decision reflected a general lack of trust in the board and that the ban would not impact the game, and that it was up to players to decide on their involvement.
“For me, personally, as a captain, as someone who is a cricket lover, I’m just disappointed that this has come about.
I’ve had a number of conversations with the team, with the players and I think there are some strong arguments for why they should stay in the team.”
They’ve played so many Tests, they’ve played in every format of the world, and they’re obviously one of the top players in the world.
You just want to play cricket and the best players