Cricket Australia pay dispute: Glenn McGrath hopes for quick resolution so players can get back on field

PTI, Jul, 25 2017

Mumbai: Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath feels it is a shame how the pay dispute involving Australian cricketers has dragged on and hoped for a quick resolution to the long-running issue.

According to reports, Australia's senior players have voted to boycott next month's tour of Bangladesh unless their long-running pay dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) is settled before they leave.

Representative photo. Reuters

Representative photo. Reuters

"It's bit of a shame where it is headed at the moment. Hopefully, they can sought things out fairly quickly so that the boys can get back to playing, fans can enjoy. We have got a tour of Bangladesh and an ODI tour series (in India). Hopefully, they get it sorted out quickly," McGrath told reporters in Mumbai when asked about the issue.

The former Australian speedster is in Mumbai as part of MRF Pace Foundation to conduct a two-day Coaching Programme for Mumbai Cricket Association for their Ranji, Under 23 and Under 19 category of fast bowlers.

The players are entering their fourth week of unemployment since the failure to reach a new agreement on pay at the end of June.

As per reports, the squad voted to attend the training camp in Darwin on 10 August but will not leave for Bangladesh a week later unless an agreement is reached.

The dispute is over CA's refusal to renew a revenue-sharing arrangement which has been part of all deals over the past two decades.

Published Date: Jul 25, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115