Adam Voges is not allowed to get married while being a cricketer.
So he is not going to be a cricketer... for the One Dayers in South Africa, at least.
Apparently he asked if he could fly home to marry his girl, and Cricket Australia said no because it will mean the team will be short a batsman.
Andrew Hilditch said he understands Adam's position but cannot put the team at risk.
(Read: except when Matthew Hayden is involved.)
I hope this doesn't have too great an impact on his future selection chances. He is fab and worthy.
I can understand CA's point of view, though on the surface it does seem a little harsh. Surely he could have planned his wedding better.
BUT weddings have to be planned often a year plus ahead. A friend of mine who tried to place an order for a wedding dress eleven months in advance was told she was an 'emergency bride'. I assume it's a WA thing, but I could be wrong.
And obviously Adam hasn't been keeping up with the Upcoming Tours listed here to notice the terrible timing.
Or maybe, as he is from WA and not NSW, he wasn't expecting to be selected. That said, Marcus North is going to replace him. And that's good.
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