ACA "extremely disappointed" with suspension of talks

16 December, 2016

The Australian Cricketer's Association has responded to Cricket Australia's decision to suspend talks for a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

"We are extremely disappointed Cricket Australia have walked away from the table, particularly so early in proceedings," ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson said.

"There are a number of very important issues for discussion, and these are best resolved at the bargaining table."

Following extensive consultation with its members, the ACA provided its MOU submission to the negotiations in good faith some six weeks ago.

"In our submission we highlight both the successes of Cricket Australia and also the need to have important and difficult conversations which involve critical issues for our members.

"We reject the implication of bad faith.

"We urge CA to return to the negotiating table for the benefit of the game," Nicholson said.

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