According to the former Test captain and Cricket Australia board director Mark Taylor, Australian players have been considering the possibility of strike since January.
Speaking to Channel Nine, Taylor said, “The board and CA, in general, have been frustrated by the fact there has been no negotiation. I had players say to me in January of this year ‘we could well be on strike by July’. This is before this MOU was presented.”
“I’m not surprised James has done what he’s done. Things haven’t been going anywhere for months now, and I know Cricket Australia feel the ACA aren’t negotiating at all. CA want to change the MOU, want to get away from the revenue sharing model, although the deal being offered to the players is still revenue sharing to a certain extent. No-one’s worse off, women are going to be very well paid in the new model.
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