Players boycott Australia ‘A’ tour in pay dispute

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  •   July 31, 2017
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Players boycott Australia ‘A’ tour in pay dispute

The tour was to include four-day matches and a limited overs tri-series, also involving India A.

Australia's players on Thursday boycotted this month’s Australia A tour to South Africa, escalating a bitter pay dispute which threatens to derail senior tours to Bangladesh and India as well as this year's home Ashes.

The Australia Cricketers’ Association (ACA) said the players were unavailable to tour South Africa for the Australia A team without an agreed pay deal or new Memorandum of Understanding, after their existing contracts with Cricket Australia expired on June 30 following months of increasingly acrimonious wrangling.

The tour was to include four-day matches and a limited overs tri-seri