A proposal by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) that calls for a cap on Cricket Australia's (CA) administrative costs has been underlined by the Association as it chases full disclosure of the game's finances ahead of the next round of MOU meetings, set for next week.

The ACA executive, which includes Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Neil Maxwell, Lisa Sthalekar, Janet Torney and Shane Watson, met in Sydney on Monday ahead of the Allan Border Medal ceremony, which in itself is a vestige of warmer past relations between the players and CA.

Negotiations for the next MOU broke down in December amid bitter sparring between the two parties, and though informal talks have resumed, the players remain convinced they are not being afforded the sort of transparency they had previously enjoyed when trying to reach an agreement with the board.

Suggestions of "a ceiling on Cricket Australia's administrative costs to create space for greater grassroots investment as future revenues grow" were included in the ACA's original submission to the pay talks. That would appear to be a counter to CA's claim that the longstanding fixed revenue percentage model by which players are paid needed to be pared back to only include the top male players, because more cash needed to be spent on the game's grassroots.

The ACA president Greg Dyer asserted that the players needed greater access to CA's financial records than has presently been offered if talks are to progress.

"The executive of the ACA are adamant that there must be greater financial disclosure from Cricket Australia if the talks are to meaningfully progress," Dyer said in a statement. "Many players ask the very fair question: how does the game spend the revenue the players generate for it?

"Players receive less than 20% of total revenue, and only 12% currently goes into grassroots investment. The players would like to see a greater investment in grassroots cricket, a better deal for female cricketers, and an ongoing share of BBL and WBBL revenue they generate.

"We want the negotiations to be fully informed as due diligence demands. These are very fair questions and a very reasonable position for the players to take. Players regard themselves as genuine partners in the game. This is the strength of the current model - a partnership model which has grown the game and a partnership the players value and will fight for."

The ACA's chief executive Alistair Nicholson, meanwhile, offered a reminder that fruitful talks needed to start in order to allow the new agreement to apply to the next round of contracts for all players, international and domestic, male and female.

"Failure to get this sequencing right means that the contracts could include some of the out-of-date terms and conditions the ACA has acknowledged in our submission," he said, "and could also create different types of contracts which create inequities from player to player. The MOU informs the contracts. That's why the sequence needs to be MOU first and contracts second."

While there were few overt references to the MOU during the presentation ceremony, the Allan Border Medallist David Warner did make reference to the link between the present players and their forebears for helping to forge the path that has led to their current riches.

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @danbrettig