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Bitter Australian cricket pay dispute resolved: official

SYDNEY: Australia's bruising and protracted cricket pay dispute was finally resolved Thursday with players and management agreeing on a new "in principle" deal, ensuring upcoming series against Bangladesh, India and England can go ahead. "Today's agreement is the result of sensible compromises by both parties," said Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland. The bad-tempered stand-off has been rumbling for months, rattling the game and badly straining the players' relationship with the governing body.…

Australia captain Smith refuses to back down on pay dispute

MELBOURNE: Australian captain Steve Smith said Sunday players would not back down in their bitter pay dispute with Cricket Australia. Days after the players boycotted an Australia A tour to South Africa, Smith said the nation's cricketers were resolute in wanting to keep the longstanding revenue-sharing pay deal, linked to the game's overall financial fortunes. "I'll say what we as players have been saying for some time now: we are not giving up the revenue-sharing model for all players," Smith said in an Instagram…

Cricket Australia offers new deal to resolve pay dispute

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia Friday revised its offer to players in a bid to resolve a bitter pay dispute that threatens to disrupt upcoming tours. The governing body said it has offered a number of concessions, including a greater share of surpluses for both international and domestic players. The offer, outlined in a letter from CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts to Australian Cricketers' Association chief Alistair Nicholson, comes just a week before the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expires on June…