Ricky Ponting will not play in Tasmania’s Pura Cup match against Western Australia starting in Hobart on Monday (today).
Ponting has been withdrawn from the Tigers line-up at the request of Cricket Australia. Many of Australia’s front-line players have niggling injuries or are resting during the rare lull between the Sri Lanka Test series and the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy games. Ponting played in Tasmania’s one-day match against the Warriors on Saturday but Cricket Australia’s “no-risk” strategy has meant he will not take part in the four-day contest.
“The call’s been made by the Australian team physio and chairman of selectors,” Tony Harrison, the Tasmanian Cricket Association deputy chairman and a Cricket Australia director, said. “We’ve been aware he’s been carrying a couple of niggles this season and he’s got a busy six months coming up, so it’s just part of player management,” he added.
Source:Cricket NewsMore on:Hobart, Pura Cup, Ricky Ponting, Tasmania, Western Australia
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