CA and ACA move closer to resolution
Melbourne, Australia - Compromise between Australian cricket's warring parties appears closer than ever as the previously divergent positions of Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) shift towards long overdue middle ground.
For virtually the first time in a pay war now more than nine months old, CA has appeared to consent to a model of revenue sharing that has been adjusted to allow more of the game's financial upside to flow into areas such as grassroots cricket, while still affording a significant proportion of money above projections to all players.
CA's chief executive James Sutherland, his ACA counterpart Alistair Nicholson and their negotiating teams were believed to be meeting in Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the board's most recent submission of MoU articles that factor in the new, hybrid model.
The players had previously consented to discussions based on 'modernised' revenue sharing that would commit up to US$24mn of player payment pool money to the game's lower levels.