|Adding some colour to the otherwise dull Blog & days at the moment|
Cricket. It is the main reason for our planned trip to South Africa. But the current Australian cricket pay dispute is a bit of a worry, in that it may muck up our travel plans. It seems that the players are happy with the current pay model, where they all share a set percentage of what money they, the players, generate. The management want to reduce the percentage of monies earned that they pay they players, despite the whole thing being generated by the players.
I am not saying that all the players need to earn millions of dollars a year. What I think should happen is that the players earn a good income from their profession as professional, elite, athletes/sportsmen, and that if the overall game earns more money, then the players should share that money. So to me, generally, having a set percentage of income going into the player payments pool is a good idea.
The Australian Cricket management's attempt to curtail what percentage of money the players get paid, just because the money-pot has grown larger over the years, is going to lead to so much trouble; especially when the management has hired a millionaire ex-multinational mining corporation executive with a reputation for anti-collective bargaining/union bargaining to do the pay bargaining!