Need to respect decision of players opting out of Pakistan tour: ACA Chief Greenberg

Greenberg says he will travel alongside Australian players for the tour to Pakistan, but highlights it will be fine if some players decide to opt-out

By Web Desk
January 11, 2022
ACA chief Todd Greenberg.   Photo Source: Twitter

Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) chief Todd Greenberg says that he will travel alongside the Aussies players for their tour to Pakistan but also highlighted that it would be fine if some players back out from the trip.

Greenberg, as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, said: "I've made an assurance to the players that they won't go alone. If they're going to Pakistan, I'll be going with them and I think that's important. It's an opportunity to show the players that we're in this together,"

He added: "The ACA accompanied Cricket Australia on a pre-tour of Pakistan late last year, and the reports were all very positive. But we'll continue to take the advice of DFAT [Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade] and other government organizations, as we need to be able to satisfy not just the players, but their families, that it's safe to tour." 

However, Greenberg also admitted that some players would be reluctant to tour but still, he respects their decision. 

"There may be one or two players who won't be comfortable despite the best advice we give, and that's OK, we need to respect that," he elaborated.