Cricket Australia has responded to today’s comments from ACA Chairman Greg Dyer by calling for an end to negotiation by daily media release.
A spokesperson for CA said “we question how genuine the ACA is about wanting to conclude an MOU by 30 June when it has refused for months to even begin a negotiation process unless its preconditions are met, and yet puts out a media release almost daily calling for CA to be flexible”.
As stated clearly in CA Chairman David Peever’s letter to Mr. Dyer on 26 May: “CA has always been prepared to discuss issues raised by the players. In fact it has been ready and willing to discuss these matters since 21 March as part of a conventional negotiation process. The tactics of the ACA have ensured that none of the flexibility in CAs proposal has so far been explored in the players’ best interests.”
The spokesperson said that “CA believes there is still time to conclude an MOU by 30 June and reiterates its preparedness to be flexible in negotiations.
“CA urges the ACA to spend more time at the negotiating table and less time writing press releases in order to begin making progress towards a resolution.”