It’s bit of a shame where pay-dispute is headed at the moment, says McGrath

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.

Glenn McGrath receives the MCA tie from Dr. P.V. Shetty, Jt. Hon. Secretary, Mumbai Cricket Association on Tuesday.

 

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.

“It’s bit of a shame where it is headed at the moment.

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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 a ODI tour series (in India). Hopefully, they get it sorted out quickly,” McGrath told reporters here when asked about the issue.

The former Australian speedster is here as part of MRF Pace Foundation to conduct a two-day Coaching Programme for Mumbai Cricket Association for their Ranji, U-23 and U-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.

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As per reports, the squad voted to attend the training camp in Darwin on August 10 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.

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