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Australian Cricketers` Association warns pay deal may not be struck in time for Ashes

Australian Cricketers` Association warns pay deal may not be struck in time for Ashes

Around 230 players have been effectively unemployed since the previous five-year MOU expired at the end of last month.

Fears grow for Ashes as Australia Cricket pay row drags on: Report

Fears grow for Ashes as Australia Cricket pay row drags on: Report

Australian Cricketers Association chief Alistair Nicholson has warned the players via email the showpiece Test series against England, due to begin in Brisbane on November 23, is under threat.

England vs South Africa: Mitchell Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten Joe Root & Co

England vs South Africa: Mitchell Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten Joe Root & Co

South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in Nottingham on Monday, levelling the four-match series and consigning Joe Root`s men to a seventh loss in 10 tests.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steve Smith had given me little batting tip in India during IPL 10, says Ben Stokes

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steve Smith had given me little batting tip in India during IPL 10, says Ben Stokes

But the Australia captain could have been forgiven for wondering why he`d said anything at all as England all-rounder Stokes`s blistering unbeaten century condemned Smith`s men to an early Champions Trophy exit at Edgbaston on Saturday.

AUS vs ENG: Twitter reacts to Australia's exit from Champions Trophy – Here's who said what!

AUS vs ENG: Twitter reacts to Australia's exit from Champions Trophy – Here's who said what!

During the chase, Stokes and Morgan shared 159-run fourth-wicket stand to help England recover from 35/3.

ICC CT 2017, Aus vs Eng: Jason Roy conjures up impossible catch to dismiss dangerous Glenn Maxwell — WATCH

ICC CT 2017, Aus vs Eng: Jason Roy conjures up impossible catch to dismiss dangerous Glenn Maxwell — WATCH

Maxwell made 20 off 31 balls as Australia managed a below-par 277 for nine wicket. In reply, England were stuttering at 35 for when rain interrupted play in Birmingham.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia vs England – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia vs England – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

In a nutshell, it is a do-or-die situation for Australia when they take on title favourites England, at Edgbaston, today.

Women's Ashes 2017: Australia to host England in historic day-night Test match at Sydney

Women's Ashes 2017: Australia to host England in historic day-night Test match at Sydney

The women's teams will meet Nov. 9-12 at North Sydney Oval in the milestone game, the only test in a seven-match series that also includes  one-day internationals, Twenty20 internationals.

First day-night Ashes Test confirmed; will be played at Adelaide Oval in December 2017

First day-night Ashes Test confirmed; will be played at Adelaide Oval in December 2017

Australia has already staged two day-night tests at the Adelaide Oval, while the Gabba will host a third against Pakistan starting on Thursday.

WATCH: HILARIOUS! Is this the worst ball ever bowled in international cricket?

WATCH: HILARIOUS! Is this the worst ball ever bowled in international cricket?

The batsman was first surprised to see the ball, but he immediately regained his composure and smacked the juicy full-toss for a boundary past deep midwicket.

WATCH: Hilarious cricket moment - Runner confuses fielding team!

WATCH: Hilarious cricket moment - Runner confuses fielding team!

The pressure of playing in front of thousands of fans can sometimes force even experienced cricketers to commit mistakes.

On this day: Don Bradman made his debut for Australia, was dropped for next Test

On this day: Don Bradman made his debut for Australia, was dropped for next Test

The legend didn't have a memorable Test debut for Australia.

David Warner vows 'in your face' cricket against Kiwis in Tests

David Warner vows 'in your face' cricket against Kiwis in Tests

Warner has said that Australia would continue to be aggressive against Brendon McCullum's 'nice guys'.

Australia end tour of England on a high; Eoin Morgan injured

Australia end tour of England on a high; Eoin Morgan injured

 Australia ended their tour of England on a high with a 3-2 victory in the one-day international series as home captain Eoin Morgan suffered concussion after being hit on the head by a bouncer.