Australian Cricketers' Association President Questions Cricket Australia's Governance
Australian cricket's pay dispute "is officially over but there is no peace yet," with Australian Cricketers' Association President Greg Dyer "questioning Cricket Australia's governance in a bid to avoid a repeat of the messy saga," according to Andrew Wu of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Dyer took a "thinly veiled swipe at the governing body," saying that it was the union and its membership -- and not CA -- who were the "real protectors" of the game. Dyer described the protracted negotiations as the "most difficult and troubling period" he had seen in his six years in the job. The ACA "is desperate for culture change" so that the next deal will be negotiated amid a "more cordial climate." Key figures "from both sides of the bitter feud remain in their posts a month after the dispute reached its climax." CA declined to comment. Dyer: "It is now incumbent on the ACA to do all we can to ensure the likes of this negotiation process never happens again" (SMH, 9/12).