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Steven Smith and David Warner look dejected after losing the series

Australia news

CA rebuffs MoU mediation, writes to players

Cricket Australia's decision to rebuff the players' calls for mediation to end the escalating pay dispute has been accompanied by another attempt to deal directly with some of the nation's highest-profile players

Nathan Lyon takes a break from training to spend time with his children

Australia news

Grassroots require major investment - Sutherland

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that "hundreds of hundreds of millions of dollars" are required to better fund the game's lower levels in the country

Australia's players get together to celebrate a wicket

Australia news

CA reconsidering players' mediation request

Alistair Nicholson, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, is expecting Cricket Australia to respond to the players' request for independent mediation of pay talks by the time he reaches London on Friday to meet Steven Smith's team

The Australian team during the national anthem

Australia news

Players set up standalone commercial arm

Australia's cricketers have set up their own company to sell their intellectual property rights, further deepening their divide with Cricket Australia ahead of the June 30 expiry of the current pay MOU

Australia celebrate after making their fourth successive Women's World T20 final

Australia news

ACA unveils fund for 'vulnerable' women, domestic players

Australian Cricketers' Association has plans for a contingency fund to help female and domestic players avoid financial difficulty if stalled MOU talks with Cricket Australia (CA) don't progress before June 30

Steven Smith and Darren Lehmann address the media after arriving in India

Australia news

Lehmann sits on fence in pay dispute

Australia's coach, Darren Lehmann, has declined to publicly air his views on the ongoing player pay dispute with Cricket Australia, but has emphasised the importance of the two parties getting a deal done soon

The Australian team watches a replay on the big screen

Australia news

Cricket Australia rejects ACA mediation request

CA chairman David Peever has rejected the Australian Cricketers Association's request for mediation in pay talks between the two parties, reiterating the board's insistence that talks resume with its formal pay offer as the starting point

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever (left) and chief executive James Sutherland at the ICC annual conference

A long build-up of bad faith

Before they can talk details, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association must end an increasingly toxic cycle and find a way to be able to talk at all

David Warner was Kuldeep Yadav's first Test wicket

Australia news

Ashes on the line in pay dispute - Warner

David Warner has declared the players are prepared to forego a home Ashes series to preserve the fixed revenue-percentage model at the heart of the pay dispute with CA