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June 23, 2013
Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has withdrawn from the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as a result of a scheduling conflict that sees him confirmed for the Australia A tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The CPL was scheduled to begin on July 30, while the Australia A tour gets underway on July 18. Marsh was the international franchise player for Jamaica Tallawahs.
Due to the tour, the availability of Steven Smith and Aaron Finch may also come into question, as they may be drafted to play, and subsequently become unavailable for their respective teams of Antigua and Trinidad & Tobago.
"It is very unfortunate this has happened, but this is international cricket. We appreciate that schedules are extremely tight and we need to respect the national cricket commitments these players have," said CPL CEO Damien O'Donohoe.
"We are working with the franchise teams that will be affected and are seeking appropriate replacements to ensure they will be prepared for a competitive tournament come July 30."
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