A Sydney Morning Herald report maintained Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc were the gamers who believed not playing.

Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were initially penalized to get ball-tampering in the third Evaluation before Warner was reprimanded.

The bowlers said the claim has been”false”.

In an announcement issued by Cricket Australia from the quartetthey said:”False claims circulated from the media, such as such, that question that our connection with David are inflammatory and misleading.

“As a team we’re all dedicated to moving together and helping the Australian men’s team prepare for its World Cup and the Ashes.”

Captain Smith, vice captain Warner and fellow batsman Bancroft were prohibited from international and Australian national cricket afterwards Bancroft used sandpaper to the chunk throughout Australia’s third Test at South Africa.

Smith, 2-9, and Warner, 32, were banned for 12 weeks, whereas Bancroft, 26, was given a nine-month suspension.

Smith and Warner, whose bans ended on 28 March, are not included in Australia’s squad for their one-day series against Pakistan, despite being entitled to its last two games, and are instead playing at the Indian Premier League.

But the set did match Australia players and staff ahead of the series in Dubai, and Warner said that there were”big hugs and cuddles” since”the boys have been very accepting of us arriving from”.

The five-Test 20-19 Ashes series between Australia and England begins on 1 August at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


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