Cricket Australia Player Statement
The following statement has been issued on behalf of Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in response to recent media reports.
“We are extremely disappointed in an article which was first published across Fairfax platforms on March 29, 2019.
“The article claims we intended to withdraw from the fourth Test during last year’s tour of South Africa had David Warner been free to play.
“This claim is disappointing on a number of fronts but most importantly because it is false.
“False claims circulated in the media, such as these, which question our relationship with David are inflammatory and misleading.
“As a team we are all focused on moving forward together and helping the Australian Men’s team prepare for the World Cup and the Ashes.”