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Cricket Australia and players reached pay deadline, so what happens now there's no deal? - ABC Online

The cliff. The void. The abyss. The world beyond July 1 has been called many things. It has been confirmed Cricket Australia and the players' association have been unable to reach a last-minute pay deal. So, what does that look like?and more »

Cricketers' pay fight leaves David Warner feeling like he has lost family - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian vice-captain David Warner says the ugly pay fight with Cricket Australia means his "workplace" no longer feels like family, ahead of a pivotal vote by players on Sunday. It also emerged on Saturday that Australia's slated one-day series in ...and more »

Cricket Australia is running a game it no longer controls - ABC Online

Australia's top cricketers are owed $58 million by Cricket Australia (CA) with a lump-sum payment due in October. That lump sum forms part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement impasse between CA and the Australian Cricketer's Association (ACA) that ...and more »

Travis Head could get to head Aussie team - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The deadline for signing the Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian cricketers is drawing near and the players are facing a tough choice over their careers. The bitter dispute over new deals for ...and more »

Australia's cricketers unemployed as pay deal talks with Cricket Australia break down on final day - ABC Online

Australia's elite cricketers are officially unemployed today after a breakdown in talks to secure a new pay deal. Cricket Australia (CA) acknowledged there would be no agreement before the current deal expired at midnight, meaning almost 230 cricketers ...and more »

Malcolm Speed says Australian cricketers must face up to revenue reality - The Sydney Morning Herald

It is "unrealistic" of Australia's cricketers to insist that revenue-sharing is the only way forward, says the man who signed off on the first revenue-sharing deal 20 years ago. Malcolm Speed was then chief executive of the Australian Cricket Board and ...and more »

Australian cricket in its worst state since World Series days, ACA says, as both sides trade barbs - ABC Online

Australian cricket is in its worst state since the days when Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket divided the sport, according to the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). With the deadline for agreement on a new pay deal between the ACA and Cricket ...and more »

Australian Cricketers' Association to help players facing unemployment in Cricket Australia pay dispute - ABC Online

Australian cricket's pay dispute will soon shift from a clash of ideologies to something far more serious for many rookie-listed players joining the ranks of the unemployed. The current Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cricket Australia (CA ...and more »

Saggy green: learning to live without a national cricket team - The Sydney Morning Herald

Good morning, Australia. How does it feel to not have a national cricket team? Are you diminished? Is there an emptiness in your ribcage where your heart used to be? Is your inner Baggy Green all cold and shrivelled? Didn't think so. But, barring a ...and more »

Australia pay dispute: Are the Ashes really under threat? - BBC Sport

What a mess. There's no other way to describe the fact the deadline has passed for Australia's cricketers to pen a pay deal with the board and no agreement is in place. The result? Unemployment with immediate effect. The implications? Vast. The Ashes?and more »