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ACA boss Dyer should 'move on': Warne

Shane Warne has called for Greg Dyer to quit after the Australian Cricketers Association president claimed there was player "disquiet" over national selection.

ACA boss Dyer should 'move on': Warne

Shane Warne has called for Greg Dyer to quit after the Australian Cricketers Association president claimed there was player "disquiet" over national selection.

Former Australian crickter and commentator SHANE WARNE talks during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.
Former Australian crickter and commentator SHANE WARNE talks during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia. Picture:Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Shane Warne has renewed called for Australian Cricketers Association president Greg Dyer to stand down as the debate over national team selection intensifies.

After Dyer indicated players felt there were communication issues between them and selectors, his comments were met with opposition from both Warne and Mark Waugh, a recent selector.


Waugh maintained there were no such problems between players and the panel, while Warne went one step further in his rebuke.

"Runs & wickets is what it's all about, to (sic) many excuses being thrown around," the champion former legspinner tweeted.

"The player knows - I think it's time for some tough love not rested & cuddled. As for you Greg Dyer, I think it's time for you to move on."

The situation comes after Nathan Coulter-Nile claimed he was unhappy with the communication given to him when he was not picked in Australia's one-day squad through back soreness.

Selection has become a hot issue in Australia this summer, with the absences of Steve Smith and David Warner highlighting a struggling batting line up.

Dyer claimed on Sunday there was "disquiet" amongst players, with hopefuls questioning if runs and wickets in domestic cricket was still the chief currency for international selection.

But Waugh said the communication lines were fine and always open, and that players needed to just perform.

"What they do need to focus on is just playing," Waugh said on Fox Cricket.

"If you score runs and wickets at first-class level, normally the rest will look after itself.

"I think the players, if they get too caught up on why they're not in the team or they're feeling unlucky about selection and not being in there, that's when they lose focus on what they should be doing."

Dyer on Sunday rejected calls from him to stand down following the release of the Longstaff report at the end of last year.

The Ethics Centre review claimed the ACA shouldered some blame for the "toxic management and playing environment" following "arrogant and aggressive" negotiations from both them and Cricket Australia in the 2017 pay dispute.

"I'm an elected president, my role is therefore subject to the whims of my membership," Dyer told SEN Radio.

"So for me to stand down at that time implies some wrongdoing on the ACA's part and I just won't have that."

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