Australia cricketers threaten strike over contract dispute

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Australia cricketers threaten strike over contract disputeAustralian Cricket Team’s next series is scheduled to be played against Bangladesh in August. They are scheduled to play 2 Test matches in Bangladesh’s home series. But recently the Australian Cricket board are having some big issues with the country’s Players Association and if the speculations are truth, it is going to turn into a big problem which could have an impact on the upcoming Bangladesh series. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: বোর্ডকে হুমকি দিলো অস্ট্রেলিয়ান ক্রিকেটাররা]

Cricket Australia released their salary proposal in March, offering large salary increases, particularly for women, but breaking with the 20-year model of a fixed percentage of revenue from the game going to the cricketers.

But the Players Association had not agreed with the proposed salary and rejected the offer. Cricket Australia also remained strict in their decision and said it would not pay players after 30 June unless they accept the proposed overhaul of player remuneration.

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According to Fairfax Media, CA chief executive James Sutherland on Friday sent an explosive email to Nicholson which he forwarded to players around Australia .

“Clearly, we are disappointed that CA are threatening the players. It’s also a window into the nature of CA’s behaviour in these negotiations so far. This has further been demonstrated this week with some top players being offered multi-years deals one day only to now be threatened the next. However, despite these threats, the players affirm their offer to participate in independent mediation,” Nicholson said in a statement.

However, if the argument is not resolved, there would be doubt over what team Australia could field after 30 June, with a two-Test series scheduled in August in Bangladesh ahead of a home Ashes showdown with England later in the year.

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