Where were the Kerry Packer aligned players (Chappell, Marsh, Lillee, etc) during the 1979 World Cup??


Pic: Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Dennis Lillee all missed the 1979 World Cup Source: Sport360

The 1979 World Cup started on June 9. Only 10 days before that (May 30, 1979), with both the ACB (Australian Cricket Board) and Kerry Packer's organisation leaking money, a truce was called between the two sides.

However the ACB, now back in total control of Australian cricket didn't pick the Packer aligned players for the 1979 World Cup (as well as the following tour to India).

During the group stage at the World Cup, Australia would be comprehensively beaten by England and then Pakistan, before a final consolation win against minnows Canada. The 1975 finalists would finish in 3rd place in their group and an early exit from the tournament. 

By the time the first test rolled around for the Australian domestic summer, in 1979/80, only 3 ACB aligned players (Kim Hughes, Allan Border and Rodney Hogg) would be in the starting XI, and 8 of the rebel Packer players would be in the team.