Revenue concession shows end might be in sight

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.

Steve Smith may be back on the field sooner rather than later.

NEARLY $700 million has been taken off the table in cricket’s pay war as robust negotiations inch towards a summer-saving resolution.

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Despite the changing financial landscape the unemployed players could still share in a pay rise of up to $120 million over the next five years — taking the payment pool to around $500 million — if the latest offer from Cricket Australia gets the green light.

The big hike, which includes payments to female cricketers for the first time, is well short of the $200 million bump players were originally after.

Jarrod Sierocki

Steve Smith may be back on the field sooner rather than later.Source:AFP

But as the potential for a boycott of the Bangladesh Test tour looms, which would come at a financial cost to CA, the Australian Cricketers A…

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