Australian cricketers wake up ‘Unemployed’

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:08 GMT, Jul 1, 2017 |

As day broke on Saturday, Australian cricketers woke up to the realization that they were unemployed.

Cricket Australia on Friday said it had failed to strike a new pay deal with the players’ union ahead of the June 30 deadline, leaving players unemployed and threatening fixtures including this year’s Ashes series.

Many of the Australian stars took to various social media platforms to talk about their predicament. The likes of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell didn’t seem too perturbed and decided to poke fun at the their current state of unemployment.

The impasse between the board and players’ association, following weeks of acrimonious dispute, throws into question the immediate future of almost 230 men and women players at domestic and international level, most of whom are now out of contract.

Glenn Maxwell posted a video on Instagram of him practicing his swing, albeit a golf swing, just in case the impasse ended.