Wicketkeeper Emily Smith of the Hurricanes coped a 12-month ban for a joke gone wrong.
Wicketkeeper Emily Smith of the Hurricanes coped a 12-month ban for a joke gone wrong.

Pressure on CA to resolve WBBL player's future

THE players' association has requested a meeting with Cricket Australia to officially discuss the future of banned WBBL player, Emily Smith.

It's understood Smith has accepted an offer of an internship from the Australian Cricketers Association to keep her involved in the game throughout her 12-month ban, of which nine months are suspended.

The ACA called an emergency board meeting on Tuesday to discuss the fallout to Smith's controversial ban.

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Cricket Australia's code of conduct allows no wiggle room for altering bans, but the players' association are still eager for an official conversation to take place at a board-to-board level.

The ACA declined to comment on what they're hoping to get out of the discussion, and it's unclear whether CA would agree to a sit down.

Smith is banned from all forms of cricket - including club cricket - for three months, which constitutes the rest of the season.

But fellow players' have largely rallied around the 24-year-old, and she will work with the ACA as an intern for the rest of the summer.