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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 »

Pay fight: Australian cricketers ready to wake up unemployed, Josh Hazlewood says - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says Australia's top cricketers are ready to wake up unemployed on Saturday, amid an extraordinary declaration from Cricket Australia that $1.2 million in saved player wages per fortnight would be redirected to grassroots ...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 »

Australian Cricketers Wake Up 'Unemployed' - NDTVSports.com

Along with the players, fixtures are also at risk including Australia's Test tour to Bangladesh from August, the one-day international series in India in September and the home Ashes series against England later this year. Santosh Rao. Read Time: 3-min ...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 »

Aussie Cricketers Defiant In Pay Dispute, And Could Even Miss Ashes - Huffington Post Australia

Could Australia's best cricketers all be out of a job by the weekend? Might our best male players even do the unthinkable -- and miss the Ashes this coming summer? It's possible, yes. Friday June 30 at midnight was deadline time for a new Memorandum of ...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 »

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

Almost 230 players are out of contract and will not be paid a retainer until a memorandum of understanding is agreed. There will be no back pay, no matter how long it takes. About 70 other players are on multi-year contracts that go beyond June 30 ...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 »

Legacy of ill-will that could last a generation - The Australian

The waiting, at least, is over. The last nine months of interchange between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association have moved at the pace at which glaciers proverbially used to run; from here it may be more like they run now ...and more »