Demand for pay-hike angers Cricket Australia

Updated: 28 March 2011 13:15 IST

They may have flopped at the World Cup but that has not stopped Australian cricketers from asking for an 80 million dollar increase in their payment deals prompting their irate Board to snap negotiations.

Melbourne:

They may have flopped at the World Cup but that has not stopped Australian cricketers from asking for an 80 million dollar increase in their payment deals prompting their irate Board to snap negotiations.

According to a report in 'The Daily Telegraph', the players, who are under intense scrutiny for failing to defend the World Cup, are adamant on the hike.

"Australia's out-of-form cricketers are at war with their employers after demanding an 80 million dollars increase to their payment pool," the newspaper said.

"The stunning claims have forced a breakdown in negotiations between Cricket Australia and the players. The cricketers have demanded up to 80 million dollars from the sale of shares in the eight new city-based Big Bash teams and the WACA redevelopment in Perth.

Topics : Cricket Rahul Dravid Australia
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