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Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

James Sutherland

Players blindsided by CA's calls for arbitration

Australia's cricketers have been blindsided by an extraordinary proposal from Cricket Australia which could see players re-employed next week and save the Ashes and the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Angry missive: Cricket Australia chairman David Peever.

Cricketers hit back at Peever comments

Australia's players have hit back at Cricket Australia chairman David Peever's angry comments as the game's warring parties start the long road to resolving the ugly pay dispute.

Compromise: Former Test legend and Cricket Australia board member Mark Taylor.

Taylor calls for compromise to end pay war

Cricket Australia director Mark Taylor has called on both sides in the bitter pay war to reach a compromise as a former Test great declared the ongoing dispute as a "plague on both their houses".

Fears for the Ashes: The cricket dispute could wreak havoc with the summer's schedule.

Fears mounting of Ashes boycott

Fears are mounting of a disastrous Ashes boycott after players took the extraordinary step of cancelling a tour as Australian cricket's bitter pay dispute intensified on Thursday.