Cricket Australia’s decision to omit references to Australia Day from Big Bash League branding has been slammed by Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie.
The public holiday matches will now be spruiked as “January 26” games after consultation with Indigenous leaders.
The change aims to make the three games more inclusive for people who regard the day as one to mourn Aboriginal lives lost.
But not all are convinced.
Speaking on Today, Senator Lambie said she was “wild” about the decision.
“I have to ask how bloody ungrateful are people making decisions on the cricket board,” she said.
“I’m not sure what they think it’s going to achieve, but I’m sure it’s not going to achieve anything about closing the gap.”
Senator Lambie said there were “bigger things to worry about this year” such as getting the economy going and making sure people weren’t going to end up homeless because there weren’t enough jobs.