Ball sports unite
Australia’s cricketers have come to the aid of our netballers after a drawn-out pay dispute means many of them aren’t bringing home any income. Our top netballers have been locked in bitter negotiations with Netball Australia and have officially been ‘off-contract’ since 30 September. Our men’s and women’s cricket teams reckon the netballers are getting a raw deal, so they’ve created a fighting fund of around $200,000 to help prop up their salaries while the saga gets sorted. Cricketers get a share of revenue in their game and reckon it’s only fair the netballers get the same – player association boss Todd Greenberg yesterday said the netballers’ ask is “modest and affordable”. It’s been a tough few years for netball – and go the Diamonds as they look to further their 2-0 lead in the Constellation Cup against the Silver Ferns tonight…
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