EDITION 28 July 2009 www.auscricket.com.au
• 2009 - 11 MOU explained
• Women’s cricket and the ACA the Ashes
The ACA’s major focus to date in 2009 has been the re-negotiation
of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cricket
Australia and on 9 June the ACA and CA announced a Heads of
Agreement for a new two-year MOU.
The new agreement is the fourth between the two parties
and like the previous three, the new version provides excellent
outcomes for players and the game.
A detailed overview of the new MOU is The marketing contracts will provide greater Players are well remunerated, well supported
provided within this edition of Onside, flexibility in regards to players’ off-field off the field and have the ability to conduct
however I wanted to take the opportunity to activities, but in turn will provide more their own commercial activities, whether
provide members with some background on incentive for players to be used by CA and its that be through individual endorsement
the agreements reached. sponsors in their various activities. arrangements or through overseas cricket
Whilst it was neither party’s preference, the Fixed contracts will combine the traditional opportunities.
term of the new agreement is only two years. retainers and match fees of players into one By securing the players, CA has the ability to
There were two major factors in reaching this contract amount and will be provided to program international cricket with certainty,
decision. Firstly, the current global economic any player ranked in the top six of both Test and therefore generate income through
crisis made it very difficult for CA to and Limited Overs cricket. These have been broadcast deals, sponsorship, gate receipts
accurately project its revenues beyond 2011 introduced in recognition of the current and so on, as well as offering its commercial
with any certainty. Secondly, the ICC Future workload of players playing all forms of the partners the value they seek by ensuring
Tours Program expires in April 2012. game and the need to rest these players at players don’t compete with them in the
Irrespective of the term, the new MOU times during any given year. As such these market place.
provides many important outcomes for players will no longer be financially penalised On the cricket front, at the time of writing
players. if they are required to miss any games. the Australian Test team has just commenced
The players’ share of Australian Cricket Importantly, players will continue to be able the much awaited Ashes series in England. It
Revenue (ACR) has increased from 25% to ply their trade for overseas clubs during promises to be a sensational five-Test series
to 26% which, in real terms will provide a periods they are not committed to playing and I’m sure all members will join me in
13.1% annual increase in the Player Payment for Australia or their States. Additionally, the getting behind the team.
Pool. financial penalties for playing overseas have Congratulations to all players who have
been reduced in the new MOU. received CA and State contracts for the
Players will share in a $96.2 million Player
Payment Pool over the two-year period. All players will benefit from a significant coming season and commiserations to those
The average salary for the 25 Australian increase in investment by the Player Payment who were de-listed. There are a variety of
contracted players will exceed $1 million per Pool and CA in the Career and Welfare services available to all players in this position
annum making them the best paid team program. The services provided through this and I encourage you to make contact with
athletes in Australia and the average annual critical program will be increased as will the National Career and Welfare Manager Ben
State player salary will exceed $120,000. scope, which will now be inclusive of women Smith to see if we can assist you in anyway.
and underage players. We had a very positive meeting with the ACA
The Player Payment Pool will now pay for
the overseas visitors period for families More so than ever before, the new MOU Women’s Executive in mid May and from
of Australian players as well as all injury provides Australian cricket with the total this meeting it is clear that in order for us to
payments for contracted players (previously it package to attract elite, talented athletes represent the women players more effectively;
was 1/3). This will allow us to deliver greater to cricket. At the same time, this package they need to be recognised as full members
benefits and security for our players and their provides the best possible chance of retaining of the ACA. This will involve a change to the
families. players in international cricket at a time when ACA’s Constitution. We will work through
there are increasingly viable alternatives this process in the coming months and will
With the introduction of marketing and
throughout the cricketing world. communicate with members as appropriate.
fixed contracts for Australian contracted
players, we believe we will be in a position to The new MOU provides an excellent balance
deliver better outcomes for players, CA and between the needs of the players and those Regards,
sponsors. of CA and its State Associations.
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Shelley Nitschke Lisa Sthalekar Jenny Wallace – a Partnership with
Women’s cricket and the ACA – The ACA and CA provide
a strengthening partnership confidential and professional
counselling services to all
members and their families
through a partnership with
Representatives of the ACA management team met with the ACA Relationships Australia.
Women’s Executive in May to review all aspects of the women’s
Relationships Australia is one of Australia’s
game and their representation moving forward. largest community based organisations
providing support to nearly 90,000
Australians per year. Services are available
Executive members Shelley Nitschke, Karen to the ACA’s Constitution. To change the to members 24 hours a day with face to
Rolton, Clea Smith, Lisa Sthalekar and Jenny Constitution, the issue needs to be taken to face professional assistance (psychologists
Wallace travelled to Melbourne for a day- the membership for a vote. and life coaches) available in all State
long workshop to share their insights and Management will commence this process in capitals, major regional centres and in some
help develop a plan for the ACA to better the coming weeks. We will communicate this overseas countries.
represent this membership group. process to members in the near future, with Confidential welfare services available
By way of background, Cricket Australia the outome announced at the AGM later this include but are not limited to:
integrated with Women’s Cricket Australia year.
• Relationship counselling
in July 2003, in what was then a huge step The Constitutional change would give female
forward for women’s cricket. As a result of • Family planning
members full voting rights in addition to
this integration, significant improvements • Depression
allowing them to serve on the ACA Executive.
were made to training/playing facilities and This is a significant step in WNCL players’ • Gambling and alcohol
financial benefits. ongoing battle for recognition, equality and • General mental wellbeing
In early 2006, some of Australia’s leading improved conditions. These counselling services are made
women cricketers initiated discussions Former Australian representative, Victorian available by the ACA and CA for members
with the ACA to discuss representation Spirit player and ACA Women’s Executive who may not feel comfortable discussing
with a view to further progressing the member Clea Smith confirmed that it is an sensitive issues with their State Association
benefits afforded to them. In 2007 the ACA exciting time for women’s cricket in Australia. or the ACA.
changed its Constitution, on the back of
“The game is growing and there are now The ACA is also a member of the Australian
an overwhelmingly supportive membership
more fixtures than ever at both the State and Psychological Society. As a member the
vote, to allow elite female players to become
National level,” Smith said. ACA has access to a national database of
Associate Members of the ACA.
“Players are striving to balance cricket, psychologists who specialise in wellbeing
Since this time, 100% of WNCL players have counselling services including gambling,
work, study and family commitments and
joined the ACA and significant benefits and drugs and alcohol and making the right
it is important that the Career and Welfare
changes have been achieved including: decision.
support around these elite players keeps
• Contracts for Australian players pace with the increase in playing and training Members can contact Ben Smith at the
• Tour allowances for Australian players requirements. ACA on 03 9828 0701, call Relationships
• Introduction of Packer Scholarships “It is in these areas that the ACA can play a Australia direct on 1300 364 277 or email
• CA Ambassador Program key role in the ongoing development of all firstname.lastname@example.org
• Development of State Minimum Standards female players both on and off the field,” The Career and Welfare Program has been
she said. providing these services to members for
Women’s cricket in Australia has come a long the past four years and the member uptake
way in recent years, thanks mainly to the Moving forward.... What else can the ACA
can do? has increased year on year. The ACA
resources Cricket Australia has invested in will continue to build on its counselling
the program and the efforts of the Women’s Additional priorities for the ACA in relation to network throughout the next MOU period.
Executive to improve their playing conditions. our female cricketers are:
But there is still more to do. Members should be aware that all calls and
• Undertake a media launch to announce contact in relation to this service will be
From the recent meeting it became clear that and celebrate this integration treated confidentially.
in order for the ACA to represent our leading • Ensure that the minimum standards are
female players more effectively, they need to enforced across all States
be recognised as full members. • Encourage CA to schedule and promote at
A change of membership status from least one annual Twenty20 women’s game
Associate to full member requires a change before an international men’s fixture
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The InTroducTIon of
markeTIng conTracTs for
ca conTracTed Players
Players contracted by CA will now receive two
contracts – a standard playing contract and a
The top twenty-five players in Australia
will continue to be ranked from 1-25. This
ranking will come from combining their
individual Test ranking with their individual
limited-over ranking. The limited-over ranking
is derived from a combination of fifty-over
and Twenty20 cricket.
Increased benefits for CA contracted players’ families The marketing contract concept has been
developed by the ACA, as we believed the
contract system should reward players for
ACA & CA Reach MOU their off-field value to Australian cricket.
Each contracted player will now be ranked
Heads of Agreement on their marketability by an independent
consultant. Marketability will be determined
by the dual criteria of likeability and
Players will be grouped into five tiers based
The ACA and Cricket Australia reached a Heads of Agreement on on their marketability rankings. The higher
a new two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing the tier a player is in, the higher the payment
for each player appearance they complete, or
to terms for Australia’s elite male cricketers for the 2009-2011
every time CA uses their image.
period. Details of the agreement were released to members, As such players have greater flexibility as to
cricket stakeholders and the media on 9 June. the use of their intellectual property and this
is directly linked to their overall remuneration.
A separate payment pool has been
The MOU is a complex document that Increase In Player PaymenT established for marketing contracts.
details and records the relationships and Pool (PPP)
understandings between Cricket Australia
The major highlight of the new agreement Increased benefITs for
(and its six State Associations) and the ACA Players and famIlIes of
for the ACA is undoubtedly the increase
(on behalf of all first class cricketers). ca conTracTed Players
in the Player Payment Pool (PPP) share of
ACA Chief Executive Paul Marsh said the revenue from 25% to 26%. During the negotiations the ACA sought
new agreement further strengthened the to increase the benefits offered to CA
Based on current projections this equates to
successful partnership between the players, contracted players’ and their families.
a PPP of $96.2m for the two-year period –
the ACA, Cricket Australia and the States.
an average of $48.1 million per year. In the From 2009/10 onwards, players who are
“The 2009-11 MOU strengthens the already 2005-09 MOU the PPP was $145.8m – an reasonably likely to be overseas for over fifty
powerful partnership between players, the average of $34.4m per annum. days per year are now provided:
ACA and CA and will continue to incentivise
The total PPP is projected to increase by • Return premium economy airfares for their
players to grow Australian cricket both on
13.1% for each of the two years of the partner, or family member, as well as any
and off the field,” Marsh said.
MOU as a result of Australian Cricket dependent children (previously economy
“From the ACA’s perspective, the new MOU Revenue increasing and players receiving an airfares for wife/partner only)
meets the majority of the objectives we set increased percentage share of this revenue. • Upgraded services for family transfers, child
ourselves in this negotiation, however it also
The new agreement delivers an average minding and crèche services, car seats etc
balances the need for investment in grass
salary in excess of $1 million for the 25 CA • Greater support through a joint approach
roots cricket and risk management in the
contracted players and $120,000 for State to servicing from CA and the ACA
current economic environment.
“The fact that the ACA and CA have been a sIgnIfIcanT Increase In
able to further improve the total package The InTroducTIon of fIxed InvesTmenT In The career
available to elite players during a time of conTracTs for ToP-ranked ca and welfare Program
economic downturn is testimony to the Players
players’ contribution and the job Cricket All members will benefit greatly from
For the first time, CA contracted players increased funding for the Career and Welfare
Australia is currently doing in running the
will be offered fixed contracts. A fixed Program. Funding for this program is split
game,” he said.
contract will be offered to any CA player 50/50 between CA and the Player Payment
From the ACA’s perspective, the main who is ranked in the top six in both Test and Pool.
highlights of the new MOU are: Limited Overs cricket. Total funding for 2009/10 will be $1.08
Two-year Term A fixed contract will combine a player’s base million, up from $700,000 in 2008/09.
retainer with match payments for every Funding will increase to $1.34 million in
Where historically MOUs have been four
game throughout the year. 2010/11.
year agreements, the new MOU is a two-
year deal due to the following factors: Fixed contracts have been introduced to The scope of the program will subsequently
ensure players are not disadvantaged when increase to include underage/youth
• The difficulty of accurately projecting
rested from matches, to reduce injury representative players (in 2010/11) and
future revenues due to uncertainty in
payment liability on the PPP and to act as a female players, with some of the funding
global economic markets
motivating factor for all players to strive for contingent on States employing a full-time
• The expiry of the current ICC Future Tours one of these contracts. staff member to deliver the programs.
Program in April 2012
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2009-11 MOU OVERVIEW
The following high level summary has been prepared to assist members understand how the MOU has changed.
Issue Previous MOU New MOU
Term Four years Two years
Contract Numbers Unchanged
ACR Definition Unchanged
Player Payment Pool (%) 25% 26%
Player Payment Pool ($) $145.8m over four years $96.2m over two years
An average of $34.4m per annum An average of $48.1m per annum
Marketing Contracts No marketing contracts Introduction of marketing contracts for CA players only
2009-10 - $2.8m
2010-11 - $3.1m
Appearances Maximum appearances of 20 • Maximum obligation of 15 per player in 2009-10 and 18 in 2010-11
(agreed 12 month review)
• Players may choose to complete up to 30 per annum
Fixed Contracts No fixed contracts Introduction of fixed contracts for any CA contracted player ranked in the
top six in Tests and Limited Overs cricket
Overseas Retainer • 2.5% per month up to 12.5% for 120 plus days overseas • State players playing First Class cricket (County) or in a Premier T20
Reductions • 0.5% per day for every day a player is overseas after competition (IPL etc) will have a ‘retainer reduction free period’ up until
15 September 1 June (effectively 6-7 weeks)
• State players playing Club cricket will have a ‘retainer reduction free
period’ up until 15 June (up to 8-9 weeks but takes into account later
starting date of these competitions)
• For CA players, retainer reductions taken from Standard Playing
Contract only (not inclusive of Marketing Contracts)
• Other retainer reductions applicable in 2005-09 MOU continue to apply
Family Benefits • Two week visitor period per annum for partners only • Visitor’s periods to continue
• Includes economy airfares, extra rooms for children and • Players’ children airfares to be paid for
limited transfers and hospitality • Players without partners can bring another support person (i.e. a family
member or friend) on tour during visitors period
• Class of airfare upgraded to Premium Economy
• Upgraded services for family transfers, child minding and crèche
services, car seats etc
Injury / Insurance • 104 weeks cover for injuries sustained fulfilling contractual • Extension of 2005-09 MOU benefits to support ‘Return to Work’ and
obligations ‘Modified Duties’ plans for players
• 52 weeks cover for injuries sustained outside fulfilling • Assessment and determination of claims to rest with independent body,
contractual obligations jointly appointed by ACA and CA.
• Assessment and determination of claims rest with CA for • PPP to pay for 100% of CA and State injury payments
injuries sustained fulfilling contractual obligations
• PPP paid for 1/3 of CA injury payments
Career and Welfare • $700k pa program funded jointly by CA and PPP • Increased funding to $1.08m in 2009-10 & $1.34m in 2010-11,
• Available only to current male contracted players (plus some jointly funded by CA and PPP
past players on a limited basis) • Increased scope to include women and underage players
• Various new programs for all contracted players
Australia A Flights Economy class for all overseas travel Premium Economy for all overseas travel (where available)
reTaIners maTch fees
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
ca Min - $180k Min - $190k Min - $210k ca Test - $13,000 Test - $13,250 Test - $13,500
state Min - $44k Min - $48k Min - $52k ODI - $5,200 ODI - $5,300 ODI - $5,400
Max - $120k Max - $130k Max - $145k T20 - $3,900 T20 - $3,975 T20 - $4,050
rookie Min - $13.5k Min - $16k Min - $18k state Shield - $3,600 Shield - $3,900 Shield - $4,200
Max - $30k Max - $32k Max - $35k FR - $1,260 FR - $1,400 FR - $1,500
Please note: Marketing contracts for CA players are in Bash - $945 Bash - $1,050 Bash - $1,125
addition to the ‘Base Contract’ amounts
State Competition Prize Money $550K in total for all three competitions Annual $1m in total for all three competitions
ACA ONSIDE JULY 2009 5
Career and Welfare services are now offered to elite female cricketers
Career and Welfare Forum
The fourth annual Career and Welfare forum was hosted by
Players will have twelve months to complete
the ACA in Perth from 17-19 June. Each of the six State Player the qualification which will provide access
Development Managers (PDMs) and the ACA’s National Player into numerous study pathways. Upon
Development Manager Ben Smith participated in the event. completion of the program, graduates will
obtain a Certificate III in Sport - Career
With funding for the Player Development female Players Player ProfIlIng
Program increasing from $700,000 in PDMs will complete a comprehensive player
Under the new MOU, the services of the
2008/09 to $1.08 million in 2009/10 and personality profiling test of all contracted
new Player Development Program have been
$1.34 million in 2010/11 under the new players in the 2009/10 season. The results
officially extended to elite female cricketers.
MOU, the forum was an opportunity to map
Whilst the program previously targeted only from the testing will enable players to gain
out the strategic direction for the program in
male cricketers, female players will now be a better understanding of their:
the coming years. This funding and strategic
planning will ensure that player development able to access all services available through • Learning styles
continues to be relevant in the ever changing the program. • Motivations
cricket landscape. The PDMs used the forum to develop a • Personality and team fit
Key discussion points at the forum included: strategy for the integration of female players • On and off field derailers
into the program. PDMs will now work
• The need to develop a national player • Post cricket career preferences
individually with female players to develop
development database specific career plans and make sure existing Additionally the results from the testing will
• Inclusion of female players in the program program services meet their needs. enable PDMs and State coaching staff to gain
• Development of a Cricket Apprenticeship a better understanding of what makes their
Program for rookie and newly contracted crIckeT aPPrenTIceshIP players tick. The testing will be delivered to
players A key outcome from the forum was the players in September.
• Player profiling commitment from the State PDMs to roll out The Career and Welfare forum continues
• Rebranding of the program and the newly developed “Cricket Apprenticeship to provide a wonderful opportunity for the
identification of a program champion Program” to all Rookie and newly contracted key stakeholders to share experiences and
players. The intention of the program is to develop strategies to assist players as they
naTIonal Player create a learning culture for players as they transition through the ever changing cricket
develoPmenT daTabase enter the game. landscape and life thereafter. The forum will
In a first for cricket, the initial content for a The program seeks to address many of the allow for some excellent outcomes to be
National Player Development Database has life skills and leadership qualities expected delivered for the 2009/10 season and we
been determined. This database will enable of Australian cricketers. Competencies to be look forward to seeing them evolve.
PDMs and players to plan and track off-field addressed include: (as below)
professional development throughout an
entire cricketing career. Professional development Personal development Industry Induction
Players will be able to work with their state IT skills Self awareness OHS
PDMs to develop a career plan, identify their
Preparing a presentation Communication skills Understanding a contract
training needs and track their progress. This
will be particularly useful for players moving Public speaking Learning preference Drugs in sport
between States or transitioning in and out Media training Diet and nutrition Certificate 1 in Umpiring
of the national side. Certificate 1 in Coaching Stress management Sports and the law
For the first time, cricket will be able to Facilitating a group Time management First Aid
accurately report on things such as skill
development needs and provide detailed Dealing with change Budgeting Sexual assault
reports on the education and training Conflict management Tax Cultural awareness
provided to players.
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“The day will enable
players to pursue
areas of interest that
may lead to long
they reach the end
of their professional
Bushrangers support player
Ricky Ponting off field development
Proudly In a State cricket first, the Bushrangers now provide all contracted players
supporting with a designated day off in the pre-season to pursue professional
development opportunities – an initiative the ACA applauds.
“Run Ricky Run” ACA National Player Development Manager Ben Smith recently caught
The ACA is proudly supporting up with Victorian Bushrangers coach Greg Shipperd to discuss this
an important new initiative of exciting initiative.
the Ponting Foundation called
“Run Ricky Run” as a part of its
fight against childhood cancer. Q. Greg, this is a fantastic initiative from the had players involved in fire fighting, media
Bushrangers. How did it come about and training and sport photography.
As a part of this major fundraising what outcomes are you hoping to achieve? Q. What do you believe are the greatest
campaign, the Foundation is asking all A. The Professional Development Day challenges facing players when they transition
cricket supporters to sponsor Ricky Ponting was instigated by Ben Robertson, Cricket out of the game?
for every run he makes in the Ashes series. Victoria’s Player Development Manager, A. The main challenge players will face is
The money generated through this in acknowledgement and support of the adjusting to a ‘normal’ life.
initiative will be donated by the coaching staff and players. The logic behind
Being a professional sportsman has its
Foundation to its beneficiary charities with the initiative is to give players a full day to
privileges, but these co-exist with many
100% of the proceeds raised distributed concentrate on life outside of cricket.
traps. Developing a routine and managing
to these beneficiaries. The day will enable players to pursue areas of employment and family life is a skill that is
The ACA will proudly donate an amount interest that may lead to long term meaningful imperative to successful transition.
of money for every run Ricky makes. We employment once they reach the end of their
If a player doesn’t use their time to develop
encourage all ACA members to join us professional cricket career. It also allows players
life skills and broaden their professional
in supporting this campaign and also ask to develop their sense of life balance.
knowledge and experience whilst they are
that you ‘spread the word’ amongst your Q. How have players reacted to their day off still in the game, then their time after cricket
networks. each week? could potentially be very unsettled.
To make a donation, to sponsor Ricky’s A. The players have been very appreciative of Q. Thanks for your insight Greg. In closing,
campaign or for additional information the initiative. Now in its second year, we are who is an up and coming talent we should
about “Run Ricky Run” please visit seeing the day used to its full potential. keep an eye on this season?
www.runrickyrun.org The players are using the opportunity to A. Clint McKay has put in some solid
The Ponting Foundation was established build skills outside of cricket, but it also gives performances over the last couple of seasons
by Rianna and Ricky Ponting to raise them time to mentally freshen up. There is and was recently rewarded with ‘Australia
money for children with cancer and their also increased dialogue between the players A’ selection, so he is one player that with
families and to fund vital research into on what they are doing on their professional assistance we look forward to continued
children’s cancer. development day. It is pleasing to see players development and refinement of his game.
acknowledge that they need to have a “plan
With twin centuries, a fine innings in the
B” ticking along for life after cricket.
Shield final, a Cricket Victoria record breaking
Q. Can you provide some examples of season wicket keeping and his ability to
programs that players are participating in? keep in all forms of the game, Matthew
A. There are a variety of programs being Wade should be able to catapult himself into
offered, but players ultimately control what consideration as the next Australian wicket
they take up. keeper.
We have players in Primary Schools learning From other States, players to keep an eye
the art of teaching, one working within the on include Nathan Reardon (QLD), Usman
golf industry and some utilising the day to Khawaja (NSW), Jake Haberfield (SA), Mitch
dedicate to University studies. We’ve also Marsh (WA) and James Faulkner (TAS).
ACA ONSIDE JULY 2009 7
Worklife – helping cricketers
transition out of the game
Today, a professional cricketer – just like any other professional
athlete – faces many challenges when making a successful transition
from athlete to their next role. Some of these include developing an
understanding of careers and industries that are available, mapping conTacTs
out a pathway from being a professional cricketer to the role of chIef execuTIve offIcer
choice, through to other lifestyle changes such as public perception, Paul Marsh
dealing with a high-profile and public recognition; and in some cases a
profound sense of loss when their professional playing career ends. legal counsel
manager evenTs &
Worklife’s career transition coaches use
a number of strategies in the cricketer’s
personalised plan, which may include:
• Creating a network of contacts for & sPecIal ProjecTs
assistance Tarryn Paten
• Developing a ‘cold call’ strategy email@example.com
• Developing a list of recruiters to meet
The ACA has entered into an exciting new • Discussions with coaches or trusted manager crIckeT oPeraTIons
partnership with ‘Worklife International’ players & membershIP
to assist cricketers transition from a Peter Roach
• Engaging family and friends to assist in
professional sporting career to the next firstname.lastname@example.org
stage of their working lives.
• Enhancing negotiation skills
ACA National Career & Welfare Manager naTIonal career & welfare
• Establishing a mentoring relationship
Ben Smith believes the career transition manager
• Extending the career coaching
services now available through Worklife Ben Smith
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professional development tools available • Refining and practising interview
through the ACA and CA’s Career and techniques offIce manager
Welfare Program. • Reviewing personal appearance and Gabrielle Bortoli
“The biggest mistake players make when
transitioning out of the game is waiting • Writing and refining a resume
until their career is over before planning
Worklife will start providing one-to-one
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“It is rare that a player will have the final and on an as-needs basis.
say on when their playing career comes Established in Australia in 1979, Worklife
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