Cricket Australia to pay overdue prize money
Cricket Australia will pay out thousands of dollars in overdue prize money which is still owed to the Victorian Bushrangers and West End Redbacks from last years t20 Champions League.
Having waited for over five months for the prize money the Bushrangers and Redbacks will receive the money from the CA Board who decided to make the payments after repeated delays from the Champions League Board.
The move follows that of the South African Cricket Board who made similar payments to the Chevrolet Warriors and Highveld Lions.
The Bushrangers and Redbacks had been promised the money in January but after various deadlines had been missed Tim May, chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers urged the worlds top cricketers to boycott the next tournament.
"In December we were told that prize money would be definitely paid in January, in January we were told that prize money would definitely be paid in February and now February has elapsed, who knows what CLT20's next line will be," said May earlier in the week.
"In the eyes of the players and player associations the credibility of CLT20 and its governing council members is pretty much at rock bottom at the moment," he added.
"FICA will be recommending that players refrain from agreeing to play in future CLT20s without some certainty as to the payment of participation fees and prize money, or some formal guarantees from the owners of this event."