Warner hits back at CA over pay dispute
Australian vice-captain David Warner lashed out at the Cricket Australia(CA), after the board accused the players of not showing urgency to end this pay dispute.
CA chief executive James Sutherland blamed the Australian Cricketers Association(ACA) and the players for stalling the negotiations. He accused the ACA and the players for jeopardizing future tours to Bangladesh, India and even the Ashes.
“We feel that what has been proposed actually jeopardizes not only the Bangladesh tour but in turn the Indian tour that is upcoming and beyond that even — dare I say it — the Ashes tour,” said Sutherland.“I’ve had increasing concerns that not everyone is going about these negotiations with enough urgency,” said the chief executive.
Warner was furious with this accusation and was quick to hit back via instagram. He posted a picture of himself with the caption,“This Baggy means the world to me. Myself and all the other cricketers female and male want to get out there and play. We offered $30m of our money to grassroots as a peace plan. It was ignored. We asked for mediation twice before and it was rejected. Now CA says there is a crisis. The players are unemployed and some are hurting financially but continue to train. Administrators all still being paid. How is it our fault no deal is done.”
The CA has proposed if the talks between the two parties remain unsuccessful, they might seek the intervention from a third party to resolve the matter.
“We are proposing in the short term that both parties get together with really strong intent to get this deal sorted and hopefully by early next week we can have the situation resolved. In the event it is not resolved, we are proposing that any residual matters not resolved be sent to arbitration.We are prepared to accept what ever decision comes,” said Sutherland.