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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

Mitchell Starc bowls during a training session

Australia news

Players considering striking since January - Taylor

Australia's players have been considering the possibility of strike action since as early as January, according to the former Test captain and Cricket Australia board director Mark Taylor

James Sutherland reacts during a press conference

Australia news

Agree terms or CA won't pay you - Sutherland

James Sutherland, in a letter forwarded to all players, said CA won't offer payment to players if an MoU isn't reached by June 30 with the ACA