David Warner, Usman Khwaja and Mitchell Starc posted hilarious pictures on Instagram that depicted the professions they are thinking to opt for, post their contract termination with Cricket Australia. CA and the players have been at loggerheads due to a change in the pay structure of the cricketers.
Cricket Australia(CA) and Australian Cricketers Association(ACA) have continued maintaining a hostile stance to each other's policies since the Australian cricket board announced the removal of a clause that would devoid the cricketers a fixed shared of the organisation's revenue. CA tried to compensate the loss by offering higher pay contracts to the players which were declined by the ACA.
The prior contracts of 200 Australian cricketers were valid till the 30th of June which was yesterday and starting today the players are unemployed as the issue remains unresolved.
However, star Australian cricketers saw it as an opportunity to give other professions a try and posted hilarious pictures on social media which could also be seen as their stance even after the contract termination.
Mitchell Starc posted an image on Instagram saying that he would now give professional golf a shot with the extra time at his disposal.
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While Usman Khwaja who is supposed to lead the Australia A team on the South Africa tour posted a picture of him looking for a job on an online portal.
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David Warner, on the other hand, posted a picture of him with dogs that was captioned, "This is outstanding 👍👍. Love the humour. @usman_khawajy can you help me 😂😂."
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The ACA will meet on Sunday to decide whether the Australia A team would boycott the South Africa tour commencing on July 12 this month. The contract standoff could also jeopardise the winter Ashes tournament that will commence in November.
Josh Hazlewood, the Australian paceman, was quoted saying, "we are, obviously, willing to do what we need to." while David Warner termed it to be a sad day in cricket.