Cambage could be kicked out of Olympics

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Opals prima Elizabeth Cambage has reportedly been progressive successful a "physical altercation" which whitethorn jeopardise her Tokyo Olympics run with the team.

Basketball Australia is presently investigating an incidental with Cambage that is believed to person taken spot during a closed warm-up lucifer against Nigeria up of the Opals' quest for golden astatine the Tokyo Games.

ESPN reported that determination was a "charged verbal exchange" arsenic good arsenic a "physical altercation" which prompted "discussions regarding her imaginable removal" from the Opals for the Olympics.

The Australian Olympic Commission's Chef de Mission, Ian Chesterman confirmed determination was a probe underway connected the matter.

"We've been informed by Basketball Australia that they're investigating an issue," Chesterman told media astatine a property league from Tokyo.

"We person not received immoderate further study but for that truthful it'll beryllium a substance of them moving done with Basketball Australia to spot if there's immoderate resulting decisions that request to beryllium made.

"I don't cognize the details, I conscionable cognize it's being investigated by Basketball Australia."

The Opals are presently based successful Las Vegas successful the States, wherever Cambage plays for the Aces successful the WNBA. The Boomers and respective different planetary hoops teams are besides successful campy successful Vegas earlier heading to Tokyo for the Olympics.

According to News Corp Cambage is facing scrutiny for breaking Opals protocols by going retired successful Sin City portion they are based successful Vegas too.

In betwixt grooming for the upcoming Games, the Aussie women's hoops squad person attended immoderate warm-up games for their antheral counterparts, including the Boomers and Team USA, which person been rocked by a affirmative COVID-19 trial to American prima Bradley Beal.

Liz Cambage of the Las Vegas Aces and the Opals be an accumulation crippled betwixt Nigeria and the United States up of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Getty)

As the Opals' astir high-profile, palmy and influential player, Cambage's reported imaginable exclusion from the squad would beryllium a monolithic stroke to Australia's Olympic campaign.

It would besides permission the Opals a subordinate abbreviated for Tokyo, with Cambage 1 of conscionable 11 named for the Olympics with nary reserve players.

The 29-year-old was seen successful attendance astatine the WNBA All-Star crippled overnight, aft earning her 4th All-Star motion pursuing a immense play with the Aces wherever she averaged 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds a game.

She did not play successful the All-Star crippled nevertheless aft a sound astatine Opals training. Instead she cheered connected her WNBA peers courtside.

"Thank you to each the fans, coaches and ladies of the league who voted maine successful for my 4th All-Star," Cambage said connected Instagram.

"I was truthful bittersweet I wasn't capable to play aft pulling up sore aft a hard week of signifier with my Australian team, but I'm conscionable truthful grateful that I was inactive capable to beryllium isolated of specified a surreal lawsuit and beryllium surrounded by truthful galore GOATS of the crippled connected the aforesaid day.

"I was determination for each of the hugs, each the hype and a lil hunger."

The Opals were scheduled to play different warm-up crippled against the USA women's squad connected the weekend.


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