By Aditi Prakash, Reuters
Published: 17:37 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 17:37 BST, 1 August 2017
Australian players will not travel to Bangladesh for a two-test tour starting this month until the pay dispute between them and the sport's national governing body is resolved, captain Steve Smith said on Tuesday.
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) and Cricket Australia's (CA) have failed to resolve a long-running pay dispute that has left around 230 players effectively unemployed after the previous five-year agreement expired in June.
The Australia A team boycotted their South Africa tour in July after a new Memorandum of Understanding could not be agreed and Smith says the senior team will skip the Bangladesh tour, which is scheduled to start on August 27.
Steve Smith says Australia will not tour Bangladesh if their pay dispute is not ended
'I'd like to, but as we've said for a