Australian test captain Tim Paine and other Australian players including Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitch Starc and Matthew Wade all were lined up and ready for the Sydney Cricket Ground the all important Sheffield shield match starting on Friday.
Sadly the venue cannot be used because Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia failed to check the SCG ground conditions last week and now Paine and Australian test cricketers have to play at a yet to be confirmed venue. Disappointing for everyone but the players will have to do their best after being let down by Administrators in cricket who blame rugby league for the grounds condition.
Australia play Pakistan in 2 test matches in November at the Gabba and Adelaide Oval. Full coverage on our website from the grounds.