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Cricket's pay fight: Players frustrated at tactics, says former chief Tim ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tim May, the man who pioneered cricket's revenue-sharing model, has returned fire at Cricket Australia, declaring the governing body is making pay negotiations unnecessarily difficult for players.

May said he would be "pissed off" if he was still a player under CA's leadership, with players frustrated that CA has been contacting them individually during the dispute rather than primarily dealing with the Australian Cricketers Association.

Changing times: Australian Cricketers' Association boss Alistair Nicholson believes it is time for better conditions for ... Changing times: Australian Cricketers' Association boss Alistair Nicholson believes it is time for better conditions for women cricketers. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

His rebuke comes as the ACA will unveil on Friday its response to CA's formal submission when the two parties meet. It's understood ACA chief Alistair Nicholson will reject CA's bid to revamp the pay system, the controversial move including plans to exclude Sheffield Shield players from...


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Finch, Tye blast Gujarat past RCB - cricket.com.au

The result: Royal Challengers Bangalore 134 (Negi 32, Tye 3-12) lost to Gujarat Lions 3-135 (Finch 72, Raina 34no) by seven wickets with 37 balls remaining.

The match in a tweet: Tye destructive, Finch decisive as Gujarat rise from bottom of #IPL ladder to continue RCB misery in Bengaluru!

Finch fires: While Victorian Aaron Finch had threatened in this year’s IPL, his highest score coming into the match was just 33 not out in six hits. But he produced as clinical a T20 knock as you’ll witness, finishing with 72 from just 34 balls. Coming in at 2-23, Finch begun by depositing his second and third balls for six, taking on Samuel Badree after the West Indian had removed both of Gujarat's openers. He stormed to the Lions’ fastest-ever half-century – from just 22 balls – belting six sixes all up in his 34-ball stay to all but secure a much-needed victory for the visitors.

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Samuels replaces de Kock in Delhi squad - cricket.com.au

Provocative West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has earnt a late call-up to the Indian Premier League, replacing South African Quinton de Kock in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the remainder of the tournament.

Samuels, who represented the now defunct Pune Warriors in 2012 and 2013, returns to the IPL for a third stint after being overlooked in February's auction.

Quick Single: Finch, Tye blast Gujarat past RCB

De Kock was ruled out ahead of the 10th edition of the IPL with a finger injury he acquired during the New Zealand tour last month.

Samuels, whose player-of-the-match final performance helped the Windies to last year's World T20 title, was controversially axed from their one-day international squad to face England last month.

He is also on a self-imposed break from Test cricket and isn't playing in the three-match series against Pakistan in the Caribbean.

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Australian Cricketers Association poised to reject Cricket Australia's latest pay offer - NEWS.com.au

Ringwood teenage quick Zak Evans snares three wickets during Australia's under-19 series against Sri Lanka.

Australian captain Steve Smith.

THE Australian Cricketers Association has rejected Cricket Australia’s latest pay proposal amid revelations our top domestic cricketers are being made to feel like “second class citizens”.

The two parties today returned to the negotiating table for the first time in five weeks after neither moved from their earlier positions, which saw CA determined to “drive home” reforms to end the 20-year-old revenue sharing system.

The ACA distributed it’s formal rejection, and alternative proposal to CA this morning, which only heightened the clear angst between the two bodies.

CA boss James Sutherland took particular issue with the time taken for the ACA to respond, given there is now just over 60 days to get a new deal done.

“They appear...


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KP was 'completely right' on IPL: Vaughan - cricket.com.au

Former Test captain Michael Vaughan believes Indian Premier League exposure will give England an edge in their bid to win a first major 50-over tournament when the Champions Trophy begins in June.

The competition features the world's top limited-overs stars and Vaughan says that cannot help but be a boost to England's prospects in the shorter formats.

Quick Single: Finch, Tye blast Gujarat past RCB

It's a mantra former Test batsman Kevin Pietersen has been preaching for some time.

Aussies star as RCB's big three fail again

"Playing in the IPL is a tremendous experience. It should've been done years ago," Vaughan said.

"Kevin Pietersen was right. He was completely right in terms of saying the England players should've been allowed to play a lot more.

"I think it's going to move England on, I think it has. Most of the one-day team have been given this opportunity to play in...


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Eight cricketers who retired too soon - cricket.com.au

Barney Gibson

The youngest ever first-class player in the history of English county cricket, Gibson retired from the game at the age of just 19, four years after he famously made his Yorkshire debut. Gibson, a wicketkeeper-batsman, debuted for the northern county against Durham University in 2011, just 27 days after his 15th birthday. But having spent the years after playing second XI cricket, Gibson retired in 2015 to pursue other career opportunities.

Kevin Pietersen

BBL: KP guides Stars to top of the table

While the South African-born former England player continues to thrive in T20 cricket around the world, his brilliant international career was brought to a premature end in 2014 at the age of 33. After a career that was chequered with controversies, Pietersen was a major casualty of the upheaval in English cricket following their disastrous 2013-14 Ashes whitewash and hasn’t...


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Starc returns to crease after injury lay-off | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

Paceman Mitchell Starc is back bowling again and is ready to be unleashed in a fearsome Australian bowling attack for their Champions Trophy opener in five weeks’ time.

But the left-armer says he and pace partner Josh Hazlewood won't give up the new ball without a fight, despite the irresistible cases being put forward by speedsters Pat Cummins and James Pattinson.

Starc hit the nets today for the first time since he returned home early from Australia's Qantas Tour of India last month due to a foot injury.

Starc sent home due to foot fracture

With High Performance coach and former Test teammate Ryan Harris watching on, the left-armer bowled off a shortened approach of around six steps in Brisbane this morning and is confident of charging in off his full run-up as early as next week.

The 27-year-old says he's "on track, if not a little bit ahead of schedule" in his recovery and is...


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Stokes shoulder injury puts England on edge - cricket.com.au

England's Champions Trophy plans have suffered a set-back with star allrounder Ben Stokes injured in the Indian Premier League.

Stokes this week injured his shoulder bowling during the Rising Pune Supergiant's three-run win against the Mumbai Indians.

It was later revealed the England allrounder had suffered a grade-one muscle tear in his right shoulder bowling his opening over.

He completed his four overs in the match, returning 2-21 and turning the match Pune's way, delivering a wicket-maiden early, and conceding just seven bowling the penultimate over.

Stokes, Pune snap Mumbai's winning streak

He missed Wednesday's match as Pune were defeated by the Kolkata Knight Riders, and is also set to sit out of tomorrow's showdown with Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

His participation in Pune's clash with the Gujarat Lions next Monday is also in doubt and England's...


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Players reject Cricket Australia's new pay offer

The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) has rejected the new pay deal from the game's governing body, saying it would be a "win for cricket administrators, but a loss for cricket."

It is a new low point in negotiations between the two parties, who are now running out of time to reach an agreement before the June 30 deadline.

The major sticking point has been Cricket Australia's (CA) proposal to scrap a shared revenue model for player payments, which has been in place for 20 years.

"We were not able to see where the model that has worked well, why it is being called out of date or unviable," said ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson.

"It has positioned the sport as well as it's ever been and … we don't think the model is broken and we can't see the argument that means that we should change it."

Under the current deal, Sheffield Shield...


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Cricket's revenue problem is all in its timing - The Sydney Morning Herald

It's the news no one at Cricket Australia ever expected to hear.

After raking in riches from commercial television for the past four decades – ever since Kerry Packer bet the family fortune on cricket to fill hours of summer airtime – global investment bank UBS estimates Nine loses $40 million a year televising the sport.

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Griffith appointed as Tasmania coach | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

Former Tigers paceman Adam Griffith has been appointed head coach of his former side on a three-year contract after he was unanimously recommended by a panel reviewing the high-performance wing of Cricket Tasmania.

A member of the Tigers' historic 2006-07 Sheffield Shield-winning side, Griffith was announced as Tasmania’s new coach on Thursday.

The 39-year-old replaces Dan Marsh who sacked in February, with Richard Allanby having filled in for the remained of the season.

Griffith has served under Justin Langer in Western Australia since 2012 as the Warriors bowling coach. This will be his first head coaching role.

He also joined Langer on Australia’s one-day international tri-series against the West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean last year, filling in as a bowling mentor with the national side.

Griffith (second from left) celebrates Tasmania's 2006-07 Shield title // GettyGriffith (second from left) celebrates Tasmania's 2006-07 Shield title //...


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Cricket's pay fight: Players frustrated at tactics, says former chief Tim ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tim May, the man who pioneered cricket's revenue-sharing model, has returned fire at Cricket Australia, declaring the governing body is making pay negotiations unnecessarily difficult for players.

May said he would be "pissed off" if he was still a player under CA's leadership, with players frustrated that CA has been contacting them individually during the dispute rather than primarily dealing with the Australian Cricketers Association.

Changing times: Australian Cricketers' Association boss Alistair Nicholson believes it is time for better conditions for ... Changing times: Australian Cricketers' Association boss Alistair Nicholson believes it is time for better conditions for women cricketers. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

His rebuke comes as the ACA will unveil on Friday its response to CA's formal submission when the two parties meet. It's understood ACA chief Alistair Nicholson will reject CA's bid to revamp the pay system, the controversial move including plans to exclude Sheffield Shield players from...


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ICC votes for change, but structure stays - cricket.com.au

International Cricket Council members have voted in favour of changes to the governing body's structure of governance and a revamped revenue model at a board meeting in Dubai.

But there has been no decision on a revised structure for international bilateral cricket, with a revised structure for Test and the 50- and 20-over white-ball formats yet to be agreed upon.

"Progress has been made on a number of significant issues, in particular around international cricket structures," said the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.

The ICC said there was "a collective will to resolve the current calendar congestion in order to bring a clear framework to all three formats".

Quick Single: Test, ODI cricket set for overhaul

But international cricket moved one small but significant step closer to a return to Pakistan after an ICC delegation attended the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore...


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Blaster to Baggy Green: Lynn's Test blueprint | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

Former Australia gloveman Brad Haddin believes David Warner's path from Twenty20 slogger to world-beating Test opener provides the perfect blueprint for six-hitting sensation Chris Lynn.

But while the thought of Lynn lighting up the Test arena is enough to get him (and most other Australian cricket fans) a little giddy, Haddin, for now, wants the Queenslander to focus on his Champions Trophy recall rather than his future in the whites.

The blazing right-hander was last week named in Australia's 15-man squad for the one-day international event to be held in the United Kingdom in June.

Quick Single: Faulkner's ODI axing no shock, says Haddin

Having shredded bowling attacks to be named the KFC Big Bash League's player-of-the-tournament for a second-straight season, Lynn's summer was derailed when he succumbed to a serious neck injury shortly after making his ODI debut.

He returned for...


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Finch, Tye blast Gujarat past RCB - cricket.com.au

The result: Royal Challengers Bangalore 134 (Negi 32, Tye 3-12) lost to Gujarat Lions 3-135 (Finch 72, Raina 34no) by seven wickets with 37 balls remaining.

The match in a tweet: Tye destructive, Finch decisive as Gujarat rise from bottom of #IPL ladder to continue RCB misery in Bengaluru!

Finch fires: While Victorian Aaron Finch had threatened in this year’s IPL, his highest score coming into the match was just 33 not out in six hits. But he produced as clinical a T20 knock as you’ll witness, finishing with 72 from just 34 balls. Coming in at 2-23, Finch begun by depositing his second and third balls for six, taking on Samuel Badree after the West Indian had removed both of Gujarat's openers. He stormed to the Lions’ fastest-ever half-century – from just 22 balls – belting six sixes all up in his 34-ball stay to all but secure a much-needed victory for the visitors.

Terrific Tye: AJ...


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Samuels replaces de Kock in Delhi squad - cricket.com.au

Provocative West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has earnt a late call-up to the Indian Premier League, replacing South African Quinton de Kock in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the remainder of the tournament.

Samuels, who represented the now defunct Pune Warriors in 2012 and 2013, returns to the IPL for a third stint after being overlooked in February's auction.

Quick Single: Finch, Tye blast Gujarat past RCB

De Kock was ruled out ahead of the 10th edition of the IPL with a finger injury he acquired during the New Zealand tour last month.

Samuels, whose player-of-the-match final performance helped the Windies to last year's World T20 title, was controversially axed from their one-day international squad to face England last month.

He is also on a self-imposed break from Test cricket and isn't playing in the three-match series against Pakistan in the Caribbean.

Yasir's six, Misbah's...

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Eight cricketers who retired too soon - cricket.com.au

Barney Gibson

The youngest ever first-class player in the history of English county cricket, Gibson retired from the game at the age of just 19, four years after he famously made his Yorkshire debut. Gibson, a wicketkeeper-batsman, debuted for the northern county against Durham University in 2011, just 27 days after his 15th birthday. But having spent the years after playing second XI cricket, Gibson retired in 2015 to pursue other career opportunities.

Kevin Pietersen

BBL: KP guides Stars to top of the table

While the South African-born former England player continues to thrive in T20 cricket around the world, his brilliant international career was brought to a premature end in 2014 at the age of 33. After a career that was chequered with controversies, Pietersen was a major casualty of the upheaval in English cricket following their disastrous 2013-14 Ashes whitewash and hasn’t...


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Players reject Cricket Australia offer as pay dispute deepens - The Sydney Morning Herald

Cricket's ugly pay dispute has deepened, with players officially rejecting their governing body's offer.

Cricket Australia's 28-page submission released in March outlined a new plan where the set-percentage model, embraced since 1997, would no longer apply to Sheffield Shield cricketers, and the percentage model would only be used for surplus revenue for international players. This would be capped at $20 million for internationally-contracted male ($16 million) and female ($4 million) cricketers.

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Channel Nine urged to end its international cricket coverage - NEWS.com.au

Cricket: It seems James Faulkner is out of favour with Cricket Australia. He's been snubbed from the proposed list of centrally contracted Australian cricketers.

Is international cricket going to find a new home?

THE Nine Network is being urged by bankers to end its long-time cricket coverage due to estimated $30-40 million yearly losses, placing Cricket Australia (CA) under a financial cloud.

The broadcaster has a five-year deal worth $500 million with CA which expires next year and is negotiating a new contract for 2018-2023.

But financial analyst UBS believes Nine should consider walking away from negotiations if a better deal isn’t tabled.

“The existing cricket deal costs Nine circa $100 million per annum,” UBS media analyst Eric Choi wrote in note to clients. “We estimate the existing deal likely only generates gross revenues of $60-$70 million.

“We think it...


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Cricket in England: snow halts play! | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

A second XI county match in Leeds has been halted due to snow as parts of England shivered through a spring-time cold snap.

Play in the match between Yorkshire's second XI and Lancashire's second XI at Headingley was suspended at 4.20pm local time on Tuesday due to snow that covered the outfield of the famous old ground.

There was also snow further south in Birmingham on Tuesday but no cricket was affected there; the first division county clash between Warwickshire and Surrey had been completed the day before.

While snow in late April - more than halfway through spring - would be considered unusual by some, it's not the first time in recent years that the early-season county action has been halted due to snow.

Quick Single: Snow halts English cricket in 2016

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