Grassroots cricket needs up to $30 million immediately and much more in the long run if the game is not to wither in Australia, says Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
Jon Pierik Leading player agent Neil Maxwell says uncontracted Australians will be able to play anywhere they want on any sort of deal after June 30.
Josh Callinan Newcastle cricket representatives in ACT-NSW Country squads for this year's national age championships in Brisbane.
Jon Pierik The first on-field chip to fall in cricket's pay dispute could arise in seven weeks if the Australia A squad opts to boycott a tour of South Africa.
James Buckley Sarah Aley is the bolter in the Southern Stars squad that will tackle the women's World Cup later this year.
Phil Lutton The national coach says he will welcome open discussion on the pay stand-off before getting down to the business of cricket as he flies out to mastermind Australia's tilt at the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England.
Phil Lutton Australian coach Darren Lehmann says cricket's warring parties will settle their pay dispute amicably and remains convinced a player boycott won't throw this year's Ashes series into unprecedented turmoil.
Greg Baum The good news is that Cricket Australia and the players' body, the Australian Cricketers' Association, are talking again. The bad news is that they're going round in circles.
Greg Baum The Australians won't strike, nor will be they be laid off. It's just that a certain amount of pay-deal posturing has to be worked through.