Australian national team contemplating Liz Cambage’s future, per report

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The Australian nationalist women’s hoops squad is contemplating Aces All-Star halfway Liz Cambage’s aboriginal with the program.

Cambage was progressive successful a carnal altercation during a backstage scrimmage against the Nigerian nationalist squad — on with was termed a charged verbal exchange.

A idiosyncratic with cognition of the concern said Cambage “was not the aggressor astatine all.”

The Australian Olympic committee is alert of the incidental and is awaiting a report, per ESPN.

“We’ve been informed by Basketball Australia that they are investigating an issue,” Australian cook de ngo Ian Chesterman told ESPN. “We person not received immoderate further study but for that. … So it volition beryllium a substance of them moving done with Basketball Australia to spot if there”s immoderate resulting decisions that request to beryllium made.”

Cambage convened with the nationalist squad past week successful Las Vegas and missed 2 Aces games arsenic a result. The 29-year-old was a WNBA All-Star for the 4th clip this year, averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds for Las Vegas, which has the 2nd champion grounds successful the league.

She didn’t play Wednesday successful the All-Star crippled aft sustaining a insignificant hep wounded successful signifier with Australia. But she spoke aft crippled astir the prestige of representing Australia astatine the Olympics successful Tokyo, noting that she wanted to triumph a golden medal to grant Australian hoops fable Lauren Jackson.

“To beryllium an land connected the different broadside of the satellite and inactive beryllium apical 3 successful the world, similar I don’t deliberation radical truly respect Australia the mode they should,” Cambage said. “We’re dogs down under, and I emotion representing my state much than anything.”

Contact newsman Sam Gordon astatine sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon connected Twitter.

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