Cricket

Aussies shamed by Poms’ big bucks


Jarrod Sierocki

Cricket: The Australian mens team have made the decision to boycott the tour of Bangladesh in the wake of the ongoing pay dispute.

England captain Joe Root looks to have got one over Steve Smith already.

THE nation’s best cricketers may take home the Ashes this summer, but they cannot win the cash battle with the old enemy.

As cricket’s pay war moved closer to resolution, expected big rises will still leave Steve Smith and his men behind England in a worldwide wage battle. And the gap will only get wider.

The most recent analysis of international cricket wages, by the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA), put England’s contracted players ahead of the Aussies in average earnings.

Jarrod Sierocki

England captain Joe Root looks to have got one over Steve Smith already.Source:AFP

Skipper Joe Root and his national colleagues, ranked fourth in both Tests and ODIs, were listed as collecting an average $1.07 million, based on their retainer with the England and Wales Cricket board pl…

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