Australia captain Steve Smith has again reiterated that players will not agree to go on any tours unless new deals are signed with the country’s cricket board (CA).
The Aussies are scheduled to go on a Test tour to Bangladesh later this month but the Australia Cricketers Association (ACA) have not agreed any terms with CA.
More than 200 Australian cricketers, including Smith and David Warner, are currently unemployed after the players rejected the CA’s latest contract offer, with negotiations still taking place.
An Australia A tour to South Africa, scheduled for last month, was cancelled because of the dispute and Smith said a deal needed to be reached first.
When asked if he expected the Bangladesh series to go ahead, Smith said: “I’d like to, but as we’ve said for a long time we need to get the deal done first.
“I don’t think it would be fair for us to go away after the (Australia) A guys were very strong on not going away on their tour, for us to then go away I don’t think that’s fair.
“CA know this, they’ve been told this.
“I told (CA’s Executive General Manager Team Performance) Pat Howard personally that this was how things were going to be if there wasn’t a deal done.”
Smith did add though that “some really good progress” has been made in recent days and that a resolution could be found soon.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.