Relationship between CA, players is going to have to build again- Johnson

Mitchell Johnson, the former Australian spearhead, believes the relationship between Cricket Australia (CA) and its players will be scarred even if a resolution is belatedly struck in the ongoing pay dispute engulfing Australian cricket.
The pay dispute has lingered past the June 30 deadline with players boycotting Australia A’s tour of South Africa earlier this month. Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh starting in late August is next in the firing line and appears in serious jeopardy.
Speaking in Sydney on Wednesday (July 19), Johnson said the pay dispute had damaged relations between players and CA. “It’s been pretty disappointing and once it’s all dealt with, the players and CA relationship is going to be a struggle … it’s going to be very ordinary,” Johnson said. “Even if it gets sorted, the damage has already been done.
“There’s been personal insults about the players being greedy,” he added. “That’s not the case. The relationship is going to have to build again.”

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