David Warner warns Cricket Australia, says `won’t budge` from revenue model
As the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cricket Australia (CA) and Australia’s Cricketers Association (ACA) ends in less than a fortnight, David Warner has underlined the willingness of the nation’s top players to go without employment in order to achieve the retention of the fixed revenue percentage model which is at the heart of the pay dispute.
Both the organisations are making very little progress in talks over how to reach a compromise on the next deal. And if a deal is not signed before July 1, Australia’s cricketers will be effectively unemployed, something Warner says remains a genuine possibility.
“Well from July 1 we’re unemployed,” Warner was quoted as saying by news.com.au. “We’ve been threatened with that. We’re hopeful there’s going to be an agreement done ‘ it’s a sticky situation.”
Warner has been the most outspoken critic of the board in recent weeks after the CA chief executive James Sutherland threatened they would be left unemployed if the ACA did not agree to CA’s terms. The smashing left-handed opener said that the players were committed to ensuring all cricketers shared in the game’s upside, not just an elite few.
“We’re prepared as players to give a little bit more in that revenue …read more