Australian opener David Warner, who has always been outspoken to hold a 20-year revenue-sharing arrangement in place, has once again issued a verbal statement against Cricket Australia for wrongly blaming and accusing the players for not resolving the pay dispute between the country's cricket board and Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).
On Thursday, CA chief executive James Sutherland had called on the ACA to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute.
Imposing a deadline on the stalled Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) negotiations, Sutherland said the matter would be referred to independent arbitration if the pay dispute with the players remains unresolved by early next week, with CA also pledging to abide by the umpires' decision.
Sutherland, while expressing his concern about the delay, had said the ongoing pay dispute between CA and ACA had reached the point where next month's proposed Test tour to Bangladesh, a subsequent ODI series in India and the upcoming Ashes series against England are potentially at risk.
Hitting back over the same, the ACA said that it was CA who should be blamed for the crisis before adding that the country's cricket board had "lost the players" through its hardball tactics.
The ACA compared arbitration to an "adversarial process more akin to a courtroom".
"This dispute has arisen from Cricket Australia's attempts to, without making the case, and a successful 20-year partnership with players. Cricket Australia has lost the players and most of the game's stakeholders in the process," quoted the ACA according to media reports.
Warner could not hold back the anguish any longer and fired back at the cricket board through an Instagram post.
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This Baggy means the world to me. Myself and all the other cricketers female and male want to get out there and play. We offered $30m of our money to grassroots as a peace plan. It was ignored. We asked for mediation twice before and it was rejected. Now CA says there is a crisis. The players are unemployed and some are hurting financially but continue to train. Administrators all still being paid. How is it our fault no deal is done. #fairshare
"The players are unemployed and some are hurting financially but continue to train. Administrators all still being paid. How is it our fault no deal is done?" added Warner.
Players, having central contracts and state players without multi-year deals, were left unemployed after the deadline for a new MoU was not brokered by June 30.
There have been more than 200 leading cricketers who are unemployed and are affected by the dispute between CA and the ACA regarding Pay Dispute that continues to play on in Australia.
(With ANI Inputs).