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Australian cricketers are unhappy with the decision to remove Beakley, who was popular among the players. 

Cricket Australia has sacked Australian team physio, David Beakley. However, if reports are to be believed, several Australian cricketers are unhappy with the decision to remove Beakley, who was popular among the players. 

A report in foxsports.com.au on Wednesday, March 2, headlined ‘Disappointing sacking sparks Aussie tensions as blindsided players query payback plot’ saidBeakley’s departure “has now raised question over whether Cricket Australia is trying to convey a message to the players that it is still the boss of cricket in the country. 

Beakley shared a close bond with the players, who were shocked with his removal just before the Test series against Pakistan. 

The report about Beakley’s sacking was first reported on Tuesday, March 1, by The Daily Telegraph. 

According to the daily, the decision was made to keep the cricketers under control, a charge denied by CA.

CA’s team performance boss Ben Oliver informed the players about the sacking of Beakley via an email just days before the team was scheduled to leave for Pakistan. 

“This message is to advise that David Beakley will be finishing up in his role as Physiotherapist with the Australian men’s team this week,” Oliver wrote in the email seen by News Corp. “Following assessment of the team’s needs, and review of the requirements to support these needs, it has been determined that change in the role of Physiotherapist is in the best interests of the team and Australian cricket moving forward,” it said.

Ace Australia spinner Nathan Lyon was disappointed with the call but said the players had no option but to move on.

Beakley was with the Australian team since 2015 and played a crucial role in keeping fast bowlers fit, mainly Test skipper Pat Cummins.

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