IPL Players Turn To Governing Bodies To Demand Contract Payments
Australian Cricketers Association CEO Paul Marsh "has called on players to stand up" to the Board of Cricket Control in India's anti-union agenda after two Indian Premier League franchises defaulted on payments, according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. The IPL sides "have a reputation for being late in forwarding cash to players despite the millions the tournament attracts." The latest issue involves the Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore, both missing a number of deadlines. Int'l players, along with Australians Cameron White, Dan Christian, Darren Lehmann, Dirk Nannes, Andrew McDonald and Luke Pomersbach are "all out of pocket." The ACA had left negotiations to the Federation of Int'l Cricketers Associations, "but the snubbed int'l body has now told the cricketers to deal with their national boards." FICA has directed players to ask Cricket Australia to make approaches on its behalf. Similarly, the Bangladesh board recently "defaulted on payments to players" who competed in the Bangladesh Premier League (THE AUSTRALIAN, 8/7).