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Australia cricket in crisis after axings

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Australia's preparations for their Ashes double-header against England have been plunged into turmoil after four players were axed for not doing a "homework" assignment during the tour of India. 

Shane Watson dives to beat a Sri Lankan throw during the second Test on December 27, 2012. Watson was among four Australian players axed in what local media called "one of the most sensational days in Australian cricket history".

Vice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson were all suspended for one Test late Monday in what Australian media called "one of the most sensational days in Australian cricket history".

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