The head of the australians clubs association has called on english cricketers to join flintoff,gilies and jones playing grade cricket in australia before the ashes.
Alex birmingham has said english cricketers like trescothic,strauss,harmison,pieterson,panaesar, and matt hoggard should prepare for the ashes playing in australia,he has called on the english board to send a A side to the champions trophy.
Birmingham has said english stars could give a lift initially to the grade season,which we see australian cricketers unavailable for the early grade season.
Birmingham said its either the ashes or the championship trophy you can't have both.
Rumours are now spreading that some english star players may skip the championship trophy to play grade next season.