The Ashes: Adam Voges, Peter Nevill Get Cricket Australia Contracts
Adam Voges has been disappointing the going Ashes series, but his extraordinary record in Sheffield Shield last season and could be the middle-order rock that Australia desperately needs right now.
Australia batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were upgraded to Cricket Australia (CA) contracts on Tuesday.
Both batsmen have now played enough Tests over the last few weeks to trigger the hike, reports news.com.au. Voges could potentially be the new Chris Rogers for his side as the veteran is retiring soon. (David Warner Defends Presence of Wives and Girlfriends During The Ashes)
The 35-year-old Voges has been quite disappointing in the ongoing Ashes so far but has had a brilliant last season in Sheffield Shield cricket and could be the middle-order rock that Australia desperately needs right now. (Baggy Green Culture Disappeared Under Clarke: John Buchanan)
The minimum CA contract sits at $250,000 a year and Voges and Nevill would have almost doubled their previous earnings from playing state cricket for Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW), respectively. (Aussie Skipper-in-Waiting Steve Smith Promises More Aggression)
Cricketers featuring in the Ashes also receive a $300,000 bonus for touring so even though the campaign ended in disaster it's been a big few months for the pair. (Ian Chappell Calls For Revamped Domestic System in Australia)