Cummins calls for an Oz Day change
There have been some heated conversations ahead of Friday’s Australia Day, and Aussie cricket captain Pat Cummins was at the centre of things yesterday when he called to change the date. He says, considering the history of 26 January, “we can probably find a more appropriate day to celebrate”. Cricket Australia (CA) also says it won’t call this week’s Test match against the West Indies ‘the Australia Day match’ or mention ‘Australia Day’ on Friday, and hasn’t since 2021. Instead, the match announcer will acknowledge that 26 January holds different meanings to different Australians. That’s caused some controversy, and NSW Premier Chris Minns has asked CA to reconsider. He said it’s a day “to celebrate with family and friends and recognise that we live in the greatest country on earth”.
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