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Australia adds 6 more players to preliminary squad for Bangladesh, Windies tours

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08 Jun 2021 18:44:04 | Update: 08 Jun 2021 18:44:45
Australia adds 6 more players to preliminary squad for Bangladesh, Windies tours
Ben McDermott. AFP Photo

Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Wes Agar and Nathan Ellis have been included in Australia’s preliminary list of players to face Bangladesh and West Indies in twenty20s.

Trevor Hohns, National Selector at Cricket Australia, made the announcement on Tuesday.

“We are delighted to recall Ben, Dan, Cameron and Ashton and welcome Wes and Nathan onto the preliminary list of players for the scheduled Australian men’s tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh,” Hohns said.

“During the course of those discussions, it has become clear that recent experiences abroad, including but not limited to extended periods in bio-secure hubs and hard quarantine, have had an impact on the health and wellbeing of some players and their families,” he added.

“CA has maintained that the wellbeing of players, staff and officials is a top priority, and never moreso than during the Covid-19 pandemic given the extraordinary challenges it has placed upon international athletes and sporting teams," said Hohns.

The Australian selection panel earlier announced a 23-player squad last month.