The national coach says he will welcome open discussion on the pay stand-off before getting down to the business of cricket as he flies out to mastermind Australia's tilt at the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England.
Phil Lutton Australian coach Darren Lehmann says cricket's warring parties will settle their pay dispute amicably and remains convinced a player boycott won't throw this year's Ashes series into unprecedented turmoil.
Greg Baum The good news is that Cricket Australia and the players' body, the Australian Cricketers' Association, are talking again. The bad news is that they're going round in circles.
Greg Baum The Australians won't strike, nor will be they be laid off. It's just that a certain amount of pay-deal posturing has to be worked through.
Anthony Colangelo Australian Cricketers' Association boss Alistair Nicholson says Cricket Australia has failed to adequately explain why the governing body doesn't want to pay players as it has since 1997.
Claire Siracusa, Jon Pierik Players take aim at CA 'aggression' in wage negotiations after explosive email sent by Cricket Australia.
Jon Pierik The AFL or NRL equivalent of Cricket Australia's offer would be having only superstars like Patrick Dangerfield or Cooper Cronk share in the spoils.
Chris Barrett The tension between Cricket Australia and players has reached new heights.
Jon Pierik Emerging Australian Test batsman Peter Handscomb has leapt into cricket's pay debate.
Chris Dutton Ryan Carters knew he would retire earlier than most, but no one expected it to come at 26.