Cricket Australia has released Cameron Green’s loved ones and loved ones for him to celebrate a milestone in the career of one of the most exciting young players the country has produced in many years

Green’s partner Emily Redwood and father Gary Green were invited to the Adelaide Oval by the team to attend the Gun Youngster’s Baggy Green presentation ceremony

Redwood entered the hub a few days earlier after following CA protocols at home for three days and doing pre-entry tests for COVID-19 while allowing Gary access to the field, similar to the permits for Broadcasting and events staff

In the 12 months following the Cape Town ball rigging scandal, Australia blew seven debutants, but Green, the 459 the country’s male test cricketer, is the first to receive the cherished cap in nearly 700 days

The boom youngster was presented his cap to test runner-up Pat Cummins, who spoke to his usual class as he welcomed Green to an exclusive club that includes the likes of Don Bradman, Richie Benaud and Dennis Lillee members

“Nobody can take this away from you, you are part of that legacy now,” Cummins told Green

Cameron Green receives his Baggy Green hat, which is watched by partner Emily Redwood and father Gary GreenCredit: Getty

Cummins did not assure the youngster he was part of on Test Cricket, because of his excellence at the Sheffield Shield, that a player of Green’s confidence would need such advice

“The 10 players who date you today are damn excited to be out there with you,” said Cummins just make sure you enjoy it, if you get a duck, 0/100, spend one Day in the dirt Every day that you can pull this on your head is one hell of a great dayâ ????

The friendly handshake was frowned upon during the pandemic, but apparently not so among the well-heeled members of the South Australian Cricket Association

Players are encouraged to clap fists and shaking their elbows has become a thing too, but at the front and center of the SACA’s Guide to Membership Labels is a graphic of two people shaking hands

The advice of the South Australian government is not to shake hands, not so with the Adelaide Oval SACA members

It contradicts official advice from the government in South Australia on physical distancing, which urges people to “trade handshakes for a wave”

Perhaps it is an oversight by the SACA, which had something on its plate last month after a COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide and threw planning for the test into chaos

The Hobart Hurricanes last month landed a so-called “coup” by signing up Tim Paine for this season – whether he actually plays remains to be seen

As much as Paine is keen to get back to the Big Bash League, so exhausted he may be after what is expected to be a grueling test series. But even if he’s mentally and physically ready, where will the hurricanes fit him?

Paine seems best suited to be at the top of the leaderboard, but in Matthew Wade and Dâ ???? Arcy Short, the Hurricanes have the national T20 opener and another batsman slated for a similar role in Australia

Hobart also has Wade, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott and Jake Doran as options behind the stumps.And although Paine is considered the best glove maker in the country by national selection players, T20 has become a point where players can get into two disciplines must be strong to command a game

In a few quarters there has been a view that Paines’ recruitment has been driven by Tasmania headquarters, but a source familiar with the matter has told the Tonk that the test captain would be as good an option as any to come in last to be filled on the list of the club

Our loyal readers will know that the biosecurity protocols in place in the Big Bash League hubs have caused dismay among players and coaches, wondering how they will fill their considerable free time

Unsurprisingly, the hotel bar gets a decent run, especially when stumps are pulled at 2 a.m. The Tonk hears that the bar in the Hobart Bubble has become a hangout for the BBL fraternity coming after the Play until the wee hours of the morning if you want to chew the fat or the debrief

Locked up from the public, players can avoid the drama Chris Lynn found himself in at a Canberra pub last weekend, which resulted in him, teammate Dan Lawrence and the Brisbane Heat being fined 70It’s certainly a cheaper night

Sydney Morning Herald

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Source: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/green-party-ca-bends-the-rules-for-debutant-s-cap-ceremony-20201217-p56o9m.html