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Cricket Australia and ACA end pay dispute with fresh deal

Cricket Australia and ACA end pay dispute with fresh deal

By: SportBusiness International team

Posted:
3 Aug 2017
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Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) have today (Thursday) agreed terms on a new pay deal that is set to avert the threat of arbitration proceedings and concern over the status of the showpiece Ashes series against England.

After a 10-month negotiation, the ACA and CA have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a five-year deal that is set to include male and female players for the first time in Australian cricket.

The agreement comes after CA chief executive James Sutherland (left of picture) last week opened up to the prospect of independent arbitration in order to lift the pay dispute with the ACA. Australian cricket effectively entered lockout mode on July 1 as the deadline expired for an agreement on a new pay deal.

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