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Glenn Maxwell gives a fitting reply to an Australian cricket fan

A Twitter user accused top Aussie players of making millions and still complaining.

Glenn Maxwell
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Much has been going on between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) and the dispute due to which the players have threatened to boycott the tour of South Africa. CA is expected to take action and resolve the pay dispute immediately. The players held a closed-door meeting in Sydney yesterday before revealing their decision to snub the Proteas tour starting on July 12.

Things have now escalated, with fans disconcerting over the social media. Aussie all-rounder Moises Henriques took to Twitter showing his support for the ACA to which a user retweeted and accused Henriques of “making millions from the game & still complaining.”  The Twitterati also upheld Glenn Maxwell for his tweets stating they are rude & insulting to the fans.

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CA had declared there would be no agreement before the previous deal expired implying almost 230 cricketers to be unemployed. With the exception of 70 domestic male cricketers and the members of the ongoing Women’s World Cup squad, the rest will all be off contract. The ACA has set up a hardship fund to support players in financial need, covering all female players and male state-based players.

A statement released by the ACA said, “Cricket Australia has made good on its threats such that Australia’s top men and women cricketers are unemployed. What has become clear is that a divisive industrial relations push has affected the national past time. This has manifested in attempts to divide men and women and then divide international and domestic players, which have failed.”

Australia is scheduled to play India in October. However, it depends on the priority of the board to maintain its political relationship with the BCCI. Apart from that, a monumental number of tickets have already been sold out for the Ashes which starts at the Gabba on November 23. Therefore, the players’ union announced it had devised a rescue plan to sell players’ cricketing rights back to CA for such events.

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