sport news Ashes no longer in danger after Australia reach pay deal

Around 230 Australian cricketers left without pay after deal expired in June  However Cricket Australia say a new agreement has finally been reached  It means the upcoming Ashes series in the winter  should now take place

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Published: 08:07 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 08:07 BST, 3 August 2017

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Cricket Australia and the players' union have reached an in-principle agreement to end a long-running pay dispute that had threatened to derail the upcoming Ashes series.

About 230 of Australia's elite professional cricketers have effectively been unemployed since the previous pay deal expired on June 30.

Cricket Australia announced on its website on Thursday that a deal had been reached following the latest round of meetings between its chief executive James Sutherland and Australian Cricketers' Association

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