CA, Oz players sign pact for Big Bash recruiting

Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers` Association (ACA) have reached a year-long memorandum of understanding under which players will be able to sign two separate contracts - one for their state teams and another for whichever Big Bash team they decide to join.

The agreement also allows CA to finalise its list of 25 international contracted players and also opens the door for the Big Bash League franchises to compile their playing lists, a newspaper reported.

Players have also retained their 26 per cent share in Australian cricketing revenue while the Big Bash teams will be allowed to sign two overseas players in their squad of 18.

The implementation of the new-look T20 competition means the number of state and rookie contracts on offer have been reduced, with each state association now only needing squads for the domestic one-day and Sheffield Shield tournaments.


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