Cricket Australia gambled on players’ greed and lost – Ian Chappell

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia’s cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired, the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes boycott, former captain Ian Chappell has said.Players have rejected Cricket Australia’s (CA) offer that would end a 20-year-old revenue-sharing model when the next collective bargaining agreement starts in July.The proposal offers more money than the current five-year CBA but allows only international players to share in surplus revenues, while domestic cricketers would have to settle for fixed amounts.Former Test skipper Chappell was a leading figure in Australian cricket’s most bitter pay dispute in the 1970s, which paved the way for the breakaway World Series Cricket.“I’m delighted the players are sticking together and staying strong on it,” Chappell said in comments published by Sydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph yesterday.“From afar it looks as though the board is trying to splinter the players, which I find a rather strange tactic.“Maybe the board thought, ‘You know what the players are like’. They were working on the theory of greed that you keep the top blokes happy with money and they won’t care about the rest.“It looks like they’ve picked the wrong target.”CA CEO James Sutherland raised tensions earlier this month when he told players to agree to terms by the June 30 deadline or risk being unemployed.It elicited a heated response from the Australian Cricketers’ Association, the players’ union, and opening batsman David Warner warned the board it might not have a team for the five-Test Ashes series starting in November.CA have declined to comment further on the pay dispute.Chappell said Australia’s top players could easily “do a Chris Gayle” and play as free agents in the world’s lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions like the former West Indies Test captain did. But he doubted it would come to that. “There will be more posturing and eventually they’ll come to their senses,” he said.last_img read more

John Cena: A quick look at the WWE star’s journey in life and the ring

first_img Written By 1 year ago Fast & Furious 9: John Cena and Vin Diesel’s heartwarming bonhomie John Cena, the second-highest-paid as per Forbes American all-star, is undoubtedly the most successful wrestler in the WWE history. Not only he is a wrestler but also a rapper, actor and a voiceover artist. With 13 WWE Championships, five US Championships and three Heavyweight Championships in his bag, here is what underlies in the making of a Champion. A quick peek into the legendary wrestler’s life. Read on the quick biography of the WWE starAlso Read: John Cena Spills The Beans On His Famous ‘You Can’t See Me’ TauntHustleJohn Cena hailed from a not so loved background by the audience and got really far in the career to be known as one of the most successful wrestlers in the game till date. His versatile career is seen as the epitome of any wrestler’s career can get. John has lived by the motto ‘Hustle, Loyalty, Respect’. John on several instances is seen promoting this three-word life lesson. Cena first ever appeared in the year 2000 where he priorly faced flak for bringing in a powerless debut. John Cena was first seen in a WWE format in 2002 against Kurt Angle in which he miserably lost according to IMDb. John never forgot his first motto ‘Hustle’. It took him two more years to witness a career-changing path. Cena won against the giant Big Show, however, he could not retain his streak. The following year was a combination of feuds and fights. Some loses and some wins, that’s what hustling is about.Also Read: CM Punk Recalls John Cena Rivalry, Says ‘enjoyed Working With Him’Loyalty leads to respect Loyalty towards fans and also enemies, Cena is known to have less technical skills in wrestling scuffles but gives his 100% to any match. Cena gets booed against a lot, but that doesn’t stop him from earning a win. John Cena has maintained his respect for the game guidelines and is one of the few wrestlers who do not go beyond the ring tactics. He was one of the few people who respected the seniors in the industry to lay the groundwork for the future generation. He tweeted about the death of legendary Jackie Fargo which many consider a sign of respect to the profession. He has also launched DVDs and a book named Hustle-Loyalty-Respect, with his life story and various downfalls of his journey. Also Read: Fast & Furious 9: John Cena And Vin Diesel’s Heartwarming Bonhomie”You can’t see me!””You can’t see me!” the famous hip hop track by John Cena and also a famous diss to his opponents has the most heartwarming story to it as mentioned in the book “Hustle-Loyalty-Respect”. It was the result of his brother’s suggestion as a joke. They were randomly sitting and discussing the track for his album. An innocent family discussion gave birth to the arguably the most famous taunt in the WWE format. WWE fans recognize John Cena’s appearances through his track and taunts. Also Read: Batista Gives A Savage Reply To Troll Who Mocked His Famous Chant 1 year ago CM Punk recalls John Cena rivalry, says ‘enjoyed working with him’ COMMENT WE RECOMMEND First Published: 30th September, 2019 15:00 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img 11 months ago Roman Reigns hits back at detractors who doubted his illness 11 months ago John Cena spills the beans on his famous ‘You Can’t See Me’ Taunt WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Batista gives a savage reply to troll who mocked his famous chant Shrishaila Bhandary Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 15:00 IST John Cena: A Quick Look At The WWE Star’s Journey In Life And The Ring John Cena is the most famous and common names associated with WWE. Do not miss out on his famous Hustle-Loyalty-Respect backstory. Read on to know more. FOLLOW USlast_img read more