Australian T20 clubs able to start recruiting

Updated: 07 June 2011 10:58 IST

Recruiting for Australia's revamped Twenty20 league can finally begin after the cricket board and the players union settled on terms and conditions for the 2011-2012 domestic summer.

Australian T20 clubs able to start recruiting
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Melbourne:

Recruiting for Australia's revamped Twenty20 league can finally begin after the cricket board and the players union settled on terms and conditions for the 2011-2012 domestic summer.

The launch of the eight-team 'Big Bash' had been delayed because of negotiations between Cricket Australia and players over central and state contracts and minimum pay levels for international and domestic first-class players in all modes of the game.

Cricket Australia can now finalize its list of 25 centrally contracted players. From 2011-12, players can have two contracts: one for their state team and one with a Big Bash League club.

The players have retained their 26 percent share of Australian cricket revenue.

The 2011-12 Cricket Australia contracted players are:

NAME                STATE   AGE

Doug Bollinger    NSW      29
Michael Clarke     NSW      30
Patrick Cummins  NSW      18
Xavier Doherty    TAS       28
Callum Ferguson    SA       26
Brad Haddin        NSW      33
Ryan Harris          QLD      31
John Hastings       VIC      25
Nathan Hauritz    NSW      29
Ben Hilfenhaus    TAS       28
Phillip Hughes    NSW        22
David Hussey    VIC          33
Michael Hussey  WA         36
Mitchell Johnson WA        29
Usman Khawaja  NSW      24
Jason Krejza       TAS       28
Brett Lee          NSW       34
Shaun Marsh      WA        27
Tim Paine          TAS       26
James Pattinson  VIC       21
Ricky Ponting    TAS        36
Peter Siddle    VIC          26
Steven Smith   NSW       22
Shane Watson    NSW    29
Cameron White    VIC     27

Topics : Cricket Greg Chappell
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