Players Boycott from Australia A tour

Australia's players have chosen to withdraw from the Australia A tour of South Africa after there was no material progress made in pay talks between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association this week.

The decision was reached by the Australia A squad - lead by Usman Khawaja and Travis Head and also featuring Glenn Maxwell, among others - in Brisbane on Thursday morning after Cricket Australia asked for a determination to be brought forward by a day for logistical reasons.

In a statement, Cricket Australia expressed its disappointment at ACA's stance. "CA has never and would never attempt to compel any player to represent Australia at any level if they were unwilling to do so," the statement read. "Australia A gives players an opportunity to perform and gain experience at a high level against quality international opposition. CA has today advised Cricket South Africa of the players' decision.

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