CSA and its players are set to negotiate their MOU which expires at the end of April.
According to ESPNcricinfo Cricket South Africa (CSA) and South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca) are set for a showdown in the coming months to discuss their MOU which expires at the end of April.
An agreement takes place every four years which has included revenue-sharing model for the last 12 years, but CSA wants to make massive changes during the re-negotiation phase.
‘We need to change how we contract our players. The game of cricket has evolved, the economy has evolved, but our way of doing things hasn’t really changed. That’s something I have realised isn’t really working for Cricket South Africa,’ Thabang Moroe, CSA’s acting CEO said.
‘One of the ways we are looking to contract our Proteas is maybe by awarding Test contracts like the ECB does, and allow everybody else to be paid on pay-per-play. Ultimately all white-ball cricketers make their money playing in these (T20) leagues outside of their local programmes. By contracting Test players you have the opportunity to look after your premium players, players you would like to keep for long in the game.’
Saca represents the players during the MOU discussions.
We have these negotiations every four years and it is always a hard negotiation because it is very detailed. But the noises we are hearing from CSA are concerning and goes against the spirit of how things have worked in the past,’ Tony Irish, Saca CEO told ESPNcricinfo.
‘I would be astounded if CSA takes a confrontational approach to the talks. They should look at what happened in Australia.’
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