CA pay dispute nears end

Cricket Australia (CA) is on the verge of an agreement with the players’ union to end the long impasse over a new pay deal and avoid the need for arbitration. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অবশেষে দাবি মেনে নিল ক্রিকেট অস্ট্রেলিয়া]

According to the reports on ESPNcricinfo, Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) are on the cusp of signing a Heads of Agreement.

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Top 230 cricketers of Australia have been unemployed since the last five-year agreement expired on June 30. It is a pointer they realise the urgency of a crisis that has the potential to affect upcoming tours of Bangladesh and India plus this summer’s Ashes.

Earlier, Australia ‘A’ team were scheduled tour South Africa to play a tri-nation series but due to this problem the players refused to play the series.

However, Neither party made any comment on Monday but News Limited outlets heralded an imminent resolution under the headline “Aussie cricket on brink of peace”, while Fairfax Media reported that a “heads of agreement” deal was close to being struck.

To be noted, CA and the ACA have both been working feverishly in an attempt to agree on a compromise regarding revenue sharing, the model that has shaped players’ salaries since the first MoU was brokered 20 years ago.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor,

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