CA and ACA may fail to get on the new deal before the Ashes
There is still a long time for the Aussie summer to begin and CA has sounded optimistic of resolving the issue before the cricketing season begins.
Updated - Jul 24, 2017 2:10 am
Australia’s Cricketers’ Association (ACA) told the players that the new pay deal might not come into play before the commencement of the Ashes 2017, leaving the future of the coveted tournament under clouds. The entire summer of cricket might get washed out due to this pay disputes, much to the disappointments of the fans.
The Australian cricketers and the Cricket Australia (CA) have had an altercation regarding the payment issues and this led to the players not signing the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU). Alistair Nicholson has assured that If there is an agreement, the next step would be the more intensive MoU and contract drafting period.
“Given past experience and the massive detail involved, this would take some time and still may not be completed with time enough to meet the needs of fans, sponsors and broadcasters invested in the upcoming tours and the summer of cricket,” Nicholson said.
“There has been progress in the issue”, says Cricket Australia
On the other side of the coin, Cricket Australia said in a press statement that they were “perplexed” watching the news that portrayed the current situation in a diabolical way. They said that some progress has been made in this issue and they mentioned that no comment will be made about the specifications of this matter.
“Cricket Australia will not comment on details of the negotiation but are surprised and perplexed at the current situation given progress is being made on a range of issues,” the board said.
“We have been in constant communication with the ACA this week and are expecting further meetings on the negotiation to resume early next week, and aside from hearsay through the media have had no formal advice on their position,” they added.
The pay dispute has left over 230 cricketers unemployed and this news is another example that things are very unclear within the Aussie cricket fraternity. The Ashes is scheduled to hit the stadiums at the end of November at the Gabba, Brisbane. There is still a long time for the Aussie summer to begin and CA has sounded optimistic of resolving the issue before the cricketing season begins.