“Australian cricket is enjoying success built on the hard work of players and administrators alike. Hard work supported by a partnership which undeniably works. These figures are proof of that.
"We have a successful game built on a successful partnership and long may that continue," Nicholson said.
"Crucially, its success across all formats with truly exciting results in the domestic game as well. Whether at national, State or Big Bash level, the public’s appetite for cricket throughout the summer is fantastic.
“The figures clearly indicate the importance of all formats of the game in growing fan and viewer engagement, and is really a testament to how the players at all levels contribute to this.
“It also highlights that the domestic players, as much as the national players, contribute to cricket's success in this country. This is a point we will continue to reinforce in the current MOU negotiations, because we are wondering why CA would seek to break such a successful partnership model given it is clearly working so well,” Nicholson said.