Caribbean Premier League 2013 June 23, 2013

Marsh out of CPL due to Australia A tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has withdrawn from the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as a result of a scheduling conflict that sees him confirmed for the Australia A tour of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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  • Scott on June 26, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    Like this. S Marsh has class, it oozez from the bloke and any with actual knowledge of the game can see that he possesses all of the right skills to be a brilliant international cricketer in all forms of the game. Personally, I think he needs reassurance that his place is secured and we'd see more from him in tests. He's shown what he's capable of limited overs cricket and it was a mistake to omit him from the squad recently. Reckon someone like Boof might just be the sort of bloke who can instill the confidence and encourage S Marsh into becoming what his skill and technique promise in terms of returns. Hope he does well as Aus can do with all the batsmen we can get!

  • Himanshu on June 24, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    In the wake of David Warner's poor run of form, the selectors must drop him from the ODI side to make way for Aaron Finch. He's a very talented batsman who has scored heaps of runs in the domestic circuit in the past year and a half or so. The time is right to give the man the chance that he rightfully deserves.

  • Raghavendra on June 24, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    @ Htc-Baseball: I must say this.. Sri-Lanka haven't Won any big tournaments recently but because of some form they are just making in to finals.. Thats it.. The Australians are real hard Workers... they will come up with competitive Cricket for Sure..

  • Priyavrat on June 24, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Why not Indian players in the CPL?

  • kanas on June 23, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Bad decision, i would have asked him to play in our srilankan premier league instead and get valuable practice for next year's t20 world cup, lets see if australia can defeat us the mighty lions from the icc no.1 spot in t20 rankings.

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