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Players react to the Australian Cricket fiasco!

Amidst the tussle going on between the Australian Cricketers Union (ACA) and Cricket Australia (CA) over the proposed remunerations, various Aussie and other cricketers have expressed their opinions over the matter.

 

The heart of the matter is that the Australian professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from CA last month terming it as “a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket.”

 

Aust Cricketers Assn on Twitter

The ACA on behalf of Australia’s cricketers has today rejected CA’s pay & conditions proposal. Full story https://t.co/HBZPdArmnu #fairshare

 

Cricket Australia had drafted a proposal in March, which offered large salary hikes, especially for women, but it also broke up with the 20 year old model of a fixed percentage of revenue going to the cricketers. The chief of CA James Sutherland had told the ACA to accept the proposal or the players would go unpaid after the existing contract expires on 30th June and had sent an e-mail to the players.

 

Chris Barrett on Twitter

We won’t pay you: The explosive James Sutherland email that has lit up dispute with Australia’s players https://t.co/Vn4hFcZ7dy via @smh

This provoked reactions from the Australian cricketers with the most prominent one coming from David Warner. Warner who is playing in the ongoing IPL said , “If it gets to the extreme they might not have a team for the Ashes. I really hope they can come to an agreement. We don’t really want to see this panning out like that where we don’t have a team, we don’t have cricket in the Australian summer.”

“It is up to CA to deal with the ACA. It’s obviously in their hands,”

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Warner added that, “We thought something along the lines of this might happen, it’s not come as a shock, but more the fact it has come so early. We won’t buckle at all, we are standing together and very strong, and as you can see from all the people that have spoken so far, we are all on the same wavelength. We want a fair share and the revenue-sharing model is what we want, so we are going to stick together until we get that.”

Other sports personalities also took to twitter to express their opinions regarding the matter:-

 

Mitch Starc on Twitter

Makes for an interesting men’s and women’s ashes… 🤔 #fairshare https://t.co/hwQMpz7KCf

 

Shane Watson on Twitter

Well said @mstarc56. It will be an interesting game of cricket without any players. #fairshare https://t.co/JF12XkNUdh

 

Michael Vaughan on Twitter

At this rate @ShaneWarne … You might have to get the whites back out … !!!!! https://t.co/z0UQ9RrYzW

 

Pat Cummins on Twitter

Players are staying strong 👊🏽 #fairshare https://t.co/ESq5itOORm

 

Mitchell Johnson on Twitter

Players past & present will stay strong #fairshare https://t.co/vZODMbDN3N

 

Peter Handscomb on Twitter

Well done @ACA_Players for fighting for all groups in Australian cricket. Male, Female, International, Domestic & Grassroots #fairshare https://t.co/rev1I0OBbD

Daren Sammy also expressed his thoughts after West Indies cricketers also had a scuffle with their board regarding the payments during the last World T20

 

 

Daren Sammy on Twitter

Hmmmmmm welcome to our world https://t.co/f70c2tmNVO

Piers Morgan on Twitter

I fully support #Ashes strike action by Australia’s players. Especially @davidwarner31 @stevesmith49 @mstarc56. 👍 👍

 

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