Cricket Australia firm on Emily Smith ban

Scott Bailey

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings says his organisation won't back down on a ban against Women's Big Bash player Emily Smith.

Smith's 12-month ban, of which nine months are suspended, has become one of the talking points of the summer following a social media post which showed her team's batting line up.

The Australian Cricketers' Association are still pursuing their next move, in the hope of setting up a meeting with Cricket Australia to allow for the Hobart Hurricanes' player's return.

Smith found herself in hot water earlier this month for the image which came an hour before the official release time of the side.

The match was eventually washed out and Hobart were also fined for their failure to remove phones from the players.

Regardless, CA said the ban had to stand as Smith had originally accepted the punishment and the seven-day appeal window had passed.

In turn, Eddings said numerous regular meetings were set up between CA and the player's union, and no special talk was required over the decision.

"We always talk to the ACA, but our hands are tied," Eddings told ESPNCricinfo.

"We can't change the decision under the code of conduct. As I have said to (ACA President) Shane (Watson), we don't need to meet.

"There's other forums where we can meet, and we can't change the decision and won't change the decision."