Leading player agent Neil Maxwell says uncontracted Australians will be able to play anywhere they want on any sort of deal after June 30.
Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
The first on-field chip to fall in cricket's pay dispute could arise in seven weeks if the Australia A squad opts to boycott a tour of South Africa.
Players take aim at CA 'aggression' in wage negotiations after explosive email sent by Cricket Australia.
The AFL or NRL equivalent of Cricket Australia's offer would be having only superstars like Patrick Dangerfield or Cooper Cronk share in the spoils.
Emerging Australian Test batsman Peter Handscomb has leapt into cricket's pay debate.
As tensions simmer and distrust builds over pay talks, cricket great Mike Hussey insists players don't want to be at loggerheads with their governing body but are adamant the current financial model must remain.
A crowded playing schedule under review by the International Cricket Council continues to also be a hot topic in the pay war between Cricket Australia and its players.
Cricket's players association fears talent will be lost from Test cricket's breeding ground - the Sheffield Shield - if the governing body continues to insist the current pay structure be scrapped.
Tim May, the man who pioneered cricket's revenue-sharing model, has returned fire at Cricket Australia, declaring the governing body is making pay negotiations unnecessarily difficult for players.
Cricket Australia has growing concerns players are being "led up the garden path" in their pay fight and has declared it won't back down on plans to slash the revenue-share model.