In Cricket Australia versus the players, it is as if they have had a toss, and both decided to bat, and both are out there now, one at each end, tapping their bats on the creases, chins jutting, waiting for a ball that will never come. Both know there needs to be a bowler, but are damned if it will be them.
Worse, both think they will win over the crowd this way, blind to the fact that as a duo they're going about as well as Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten. It won't be long before the crowd gives up and goes off to the footy. They've been doing that for a while now anyway.Illustration: John Shakespeare
Consider Friday, D-Day minus seven. CA make it known it will be releasing a statement in the afternoon. Oblivious, the Australian Cricketers' Association issues its own release. So CA pre-releases its release. "Pay talks advance as CA revise MOU offer" trumpets CA's defiantly...
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