Australian fast bowler Scott Boland has given his view on whether cricket matches should go ahead on January 26.
It comes after Cricket Australia released the fixtures for both the Men's and Women's summer of cricket on Sunday night, with the Men's side to play the West Indies on Australia Day.
However, it has not gone down well with Women's star all-rounder Ash Gardner, who was scathing about Cricket Australia scheduling a match on what is still an Australia Day public holiday.
The 26-year-old says the date should be entirely removed because of the hurt faced by Indigenous Australians from the invasion by the white settlers in 1788.
"Unfortunately this year the Australian women's cricket team has been scheduled to play a game on the 26th of Jan which certainly doesn't sit well with me as an individual but also all the people I'm representing," Gardner said in late January.
"As a national team we have a platform to raise awareness about certain issues and I'm using this platform to hopefully help educate others on a journey to learn about the longest living culture in the world.
"For those who don't have a good understanding of what that day means it was the beginning of genocide, massacres and dispossession."
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Boland, who became the first male Indigenous cricketer to represent Australia since Jason Gillespie, said the governing body should have taken a different approach.
"It's a day of mourning for a lot of people," Boland said.
"I'm not sure January 26 is the day that is inclusive of everyone. Maybe it's a bit of a broader discussion for other people.
"Unfortunately, it's not for the players to decide when we play. CA sorts out the schedule.
"I still think I'd play, I don't think it's a day to celebrate.
"The Tests schedule this summer is a bit different to the last few years, given it's been pushed back due to the World Cup. I'm sure moving forward Cricket Australia... might set out a different plan."
The Australian Men's cricketing summer gets underway with a three-Test series against Pakistan starting on December 14, whilst the Women's summer starts with a white-ball series against the West Indies on October 1.