Fashion events, cocktail parties & shopping outings: Cricket Australia weighs on WAGS & # 39; opulent lifestyle during The Ashes while fans accuse them of not respecting the game
The Australian cricket team will be in England for The Ashes until mid-September.
And the absence of the player's better haves at the games since August 1 has apparently raised a few eyebrows at sports fans.
The stylish Australian cricket WAGS have been accused of swapping the stands for an exhaustive schedule of fashion events, cocktail parties and shopping expeditions.
Missing in action! Australian cricket captain Tim Paine & # 39; s wife Bonnie (photo) is strikingly absent during the Ashes series of the team
It seems that some more conservative members of the code feel that the empty reserved seats show a blatant disregard for the game and the players themselves.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the MIA in recent competitions included Australian Captain Tim Paine's wife Bonnie, along with her colleague WAGS Emma McCarthy, Becky Boston and Cat McAteer.
The publication claimed a recent Instagram from the girlfriend Emma van Bonnie and Nathan Lyon, who showed their matching Christian Dior slides on the railing of the booth, which upset the fans.
Although the frank snap was innocent in itself, some older sports enthusiasts were apparently confused by their higher focus on social media than the game itself.
Glam squadron! at the girlfriend Becky Boston (left) of Pat Cummins (left) and the girlfriend Cat McAteer (center) of Marcus Harris (center) accompanied Nathan Lyon & # 39; s girlfriend Emma McCarthy (right) in another selfie
Glitz and glamor! Bonnie Paine (left) poses for a selfie with colleague WAG Becky Boston (right)
Cricket Australia, which pays for flights and accommodation from the team and their partners, weighed in on the debate with The Daily Telegraph.
Amid the backlash of the WAGS, they said they appreciated the role of the partners and family members of the players throughout the year.
& # 39; We do not monitor the presence of people or give an opinion about what they do with their time & # 39 ;, said a spokesperson for Cricket Australia through a statement.
May Day! Among the many opulent Instagram posts, this photo of Becky was on a shopping day in London
Not happy! The absence of girls from the Ashes series has disrupted a few conservative feathers among blazer wearers
The recent Instagram updates have only added fuel to the fire after the poses were noticeably absent during the last day of the second test at Lord.
While the Australian batsmen fought on the field, the girls opted for an afternoon of couture modeling in a luxury hotel and to post photos on Instagram.
Among the other snaps was a series of recordings of a London fashion show for Paddington label Pallas Couture, for which one of the girls' sister works.
When the girls have rarely appeared in the stands, they are also accused of a chatter that – shockingly – is not about cricket.
Despite the commotion about the girl's so-called disrespect about the game, some have enjoyed their presence, including former Prime Minister John Howard.
Time for tea! The WAG & # 39; s have endured a tiring schedule of eating out, drinking cocktails, shopping and posing for selfies.
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