Following an outburst from Australian star all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner, Cricket Australia (CA) clarified their stance on Australia’s fixture against Pakistan on January 26.
Ashleigh Gardner had criticized the Australian cricket board after they had scheduled a match against Pakistan on January 26, a ‘day of hurt and a day of mourning’ for the indigenous Australians, according to the cricketer.
It is an opportunity to continue our ongoing education journey with First Nations people: CA
“Cricket Australia acknowledges 26 January is a day that has multiple meanings and evokes mixed feelings in communities across our richly diverse nation. We respectfully acknowledge it is a challenging day for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and for some people, the day is regarded as a day of mourning.
“Cricket Australia understands and acknowledges Ash’s position and appreciates her leadership and the contributions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of cricket. We will use the T20 International scheduled for 26 January as an opportunity to continue our ongoing education journey with First Nations people,” cricket.com.au stated.