Michael Clarke, the former Australia captain and now a broadcaster, fears that the bickering over the pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketer’s Association (ACA) will only end up hurting the sport and create distractions – both for the men as well as the women’s teams.
“I think what needs to happen is keep the current MoU for the next 12 months, and allow the players to get back to what (they) do best – train, prepare, get ready for some important cricket,” Clarke said on Tuesday (July 4).
“The international players, men and women, are the face of our game. They need to be looked after. Young boys and girls grow up watching their idols on television and that’s why you want to play for Australia,” he added.