The ACA expressed disappointment at the comments made by Cricket Australia Chairman of Selectors Trevor Hohns regarding former Australian Captain and long-term Australian cricket servant Cameron White.
ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson said that "Cameron is entitled to express his views, and Trevor Hohns and others from CA are entitled to disagree."
"But to reduce the discussion to a negative critique of Cameron White's career is playing the man, not the ball. Cameron continues to give his heart and soul to the game, his State and has been recognised as a Captain of his country. He deserves better," Nicholson said.
Nicholson added that there was a growing sense amongst players and the ACA that any public comment would be met with a disproportionate response by CA.
"It is important that the players and the ACA are able to have a robust, but respectful engagement with Cricket Australia. The game will only benefit from a healthy and constructive exchange of views and information - both on and off the field, extending to issues such as financial transparency around MOU negotiations, BBL expansion or the future of female cricket."
"Personal commentary and sensitivity to worthwhile questioning does nothing to promote the constructive relationship we seek - the dialogue between the players and the administrators must be better than this" Nicholson concluded.
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