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‘Unemployed’ David Warner gets weird job offers on Twitter

David Warner and also more than 200 Australian cricketers woke up on Saturday as unemployed, after Cricket Australia-Australian Cricketers Association pay dispute failed to find a solution before June 30 deadline. The Australian vice-captain has received some weird job offers.

cricket Updated: Jul 01, 2017 13:48 IST
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Australia's David Warner has been critical of wage issue between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association.(REUTERS)

Australian vice-captain David Warner on Saturday took to social media to lament all that has transpired in the past few months in regards to the pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), which has now left more than 200 cricketers from the country unemployed.

Warner, in an emotional note, not only thanked his family for all the support, but made a stinging remark of calling Cricket Australia as his ‘old work place’.

Read | Josh Hazlewood ready to wake up unemployed as CA contract deadline ends tonight

Warner first took to Twitter to thank all his fans for the support.

But on Instagram, the aggressive Australian player who has undergone a stunning transformation in his personal life with the help of his wife Candice, expressed the sorrow.

Warner wrote, “I may be unemployed but I still have the support and backing from this amazing lady. Family is everything to me. I thought the same about my old workplace but I guess I was wrong. #thebull #fairshare.”

And he got some weird job offers on social media.

The contract row which CA and ACA failed to find a solution to has also put Australia’s future tours to Bangladesh for a Test series, South Africa as well as India — for a limited-overs international series — in jeopardy.

If the Memorandum of Understanding is not in place soon, Australia’s preparations for the all-important Ashes 2017-18 starting November 23 is going to be hampered.

Read | Contract set to expire between players, Cricket Australia

The first among them would be Australia A’s tour of South Africa, and a decision on the same will be taken when players and ACA meet in Sydney on Sunday to decide on the future course of action. Australia A’s tour of South Africa is slated for July 8 start.

In their last stance, CA had declared that all money supposed to be given to ‘out of contract’ cricketers in Australia will be pumped into ‘grassroots level’, which left the players fuming.

Read | Cricket Australia warns players of unemployment if MoU is not signed

Australia’s lead pacer Josh Hazlewood, who has established himself as the vital cog in the team’s internal management, had said recently that the players were able to go to any extent.

“We are, obviously, willing to do what we need to,” Hazlewood said.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell tried to find some solace in the face of adversity.

For those uninitiated, the Australian Women’s team is currently in England competing in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. They have a special contract which ends only after the conclusion of the tournament, according to a Channel Nine report.

First Published: Jul 01, 2017 13:38 IST