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NZC, players’ body strike deal

Auckland: The NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA) have agreed that no breach of bargaining protocol occurred in a lingering dispute between the two parties over player payments.

New Zealand players have gone on strike between October 1 to October 31, forcing the cancellation of an annual pre-season training camp in Lincoln.

The NZCPA had sought mediation over the impasse after NZC chief executive Martin Snedden released his side’s documents to the public two weeks ago.

Snedden, however, denied the claim and the two parties have jointly agreed that neither side had breached the protocol.

“In the event any one of them (the two parties) should place information into the public domain, then any other party shall be free to comment publicly on that information,” the parties said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“If one party should present information within the negotiating process, then that information shall remain confidential to the parties and not be referred to the media or elsewhere without the prior consent of the presenting party.”

Snedden, however, was unimpressed that a revised NZCPA offer, which had been promised last week, will now not be submitted for NZC’s consideration until Sunday.

“We expected a counter offer that never came,” he said on Monday. “My philosophy is that, when we are deciding to allocate resources, we have to strike a balance in the interests of all players in New Zealand.

“The Players’ Association are a little bit different. They expect NZC to look after the international and first-class players first without taking into account the other obligations NZC has.

“We have a long way to go. They have put a fairly positive spin on their response to our offer,” he added. “But we haven’t received their counter proposal.”

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