CA says no deal no pay for State play­ers

The Observer - - DIGEST SPORT - — Rus­sell Gould

CRICKET: State crick­eters are star­ing down the bar­rel of months with­out pay as part of the fall­out for their stand against Cricket Aus­tralia with con­fir­ma­tion play­ers with ex­pir­ing con­tracts will not get paid a cent un­til a new deal is done.

In a let­ter sent to all the state high per­for­mance man­agers and the Aus­tralian Crick­eters As­so­ci­a­tion late on Wed­nes­day night the bleak out­look was made clear.

Cricket Aus­tralia high per­for­mance man­ager Pat Howard (pic­tured) con­firmed those with con­tracts, ei­ther na­tional or state, that ex­pire on June 30 would be al­lowed to con­tinue train­ing in the ab­sence of a new Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing.

But while un­con­tracted play­ers who take up that op­tion will be cov­ered med­i­cally and with in­sur­ance, they will not get paid, and there will be no back pay should the im­passe con­tinue well be­yond the end of this week.

PHOTO: JOEL CARRETT/AAP

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