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Australia offers women cricketers big pay rise in bid to end row

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia offered to more than double elite women players' pay and also promised an increase for the men in a bid to end an impasse over money Tuesday. The body said the package meant women had the opportunity to pursue a fully professional career at both international and domestic levels, while men would continue to be among the country's best paid sport stars. CA chief James Sutherland said the proposed five-year Memorandum of Understanding, put forward as negotiations continue before the current deal…