Ian Healy urges Australian cricketers to avoid strike action

Ian Healy has urged Australian cricketers not to strike as a stalemate over the pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and its players continues.

Tensions were recently heightened when James Sutherland, CA chief executive, threatened players to accept the board's pay proposal or risk not being paid after the deadline of June 30. That prompted David Warner, Australia's vice-captain, to say that Australia "might not have a team for the Ashes".

"I think a potential strike over a model of payment is just not on,'' Healy said. "The game is wealthy. Everyone is doing well. I would not even be threatening to have a strike. We are not talking about massive issues here.

"Strike action should be avoided at all costs and I think the players will feel that as well. They don't want to strike," he added.

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