Players have already rejected CA's proposal: Nicholson

31 May 2017

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As the ACA waits at the negotiating table with a request for mediation, Cricket Australia (CA) continues to relentlessly argue its already twice rejected case.

CA last night re-released their offer from March despite this being formerly rejected by the players in April.

Talking from London, ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson found little insight from CA’s video.

“This is simply rehashing their offer from March in a different format.

“Same numbers, same lack of transparency and same philosophies that the players have categorically rejected.

“Surely there is a point at which the penny has to drop and CA stop haranguing the players and come to the table to mediate," said Nicholson.

Nicholson expressed frustration at the ongoing tactics from CA.

“It’s threats one day and promo-videos the next.

“Rather than producing videos and lecturing players, CA need to be trying to resolve this dispute through mediation," said Nicholson.

Nicholson reiterated the key points in the current dispute.

“The players are resolute behind the Revenue Sharing Model, but we have also expressed flexibility at evolving this in to a model that supports investment, boosts grassroots funding and shares further risk in times of uncertainty.

“This is an very reasonable approach but CA do not appear to be serious about getting this done before June 30," said Nicholson.