CA has threatened the players with unemployment, saying they would not get alternative contracts if they fail to agree to the new collective bargaining agreement.
"That is the main point", Nicholson told Melbourne's RSN927 today.
The revenue-sharing matter must be declared closed, with the focus shifting to the percentages at stake within the model.
Sutherland accuses the ACA of having "unfairly placed current players in a hard position".
For example, under the current MOU the payments to state and BBL players who have not received central contracts offered to global representatives grew by 53 per cent from an average of $130,000 per player in 2011-12 to $199,000 five years later. But under a new model proposed by the board the players will receive a fixed amount instead. Only internationals would still be eligible for the revenue share.
Average global men's payments would rise by 25% by the 2021/2022 season, and domestic payments would increase by 18% in that same period.
Australia vice-captain Warner claims that he and his fellow cricketers predicted something like this would happen, but they are with the ACA.
"This is nonsense. Nothing decided by today's players binds future generations, just as nothing decided by past players should govern current players' decisions concerning their own careers and welfare.
Cricket Australia was very supportive of the decisions I made", Clarke said at a press conference to announce the tie-up between Michael Clarke Cricket Academy and newly-opened Aditya School of Sports through which talented youngsters - including Kashmiri girl Iqra Rasool - will be travelling to Sydney for a 12-day programme.
The "big dogs" of Australian cricket will decide how the players behave in their ongoing dispute with their sport's governing body. It's sad for the game when you're hearing this but I don't think it will be the last case of players getting together as groups. If the game goes up, the players go up with it. I don't think we need to keep talking about that.
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"In its defence of the status quo, the ACA's narrative about the history and supposed sanctity of the existing pay model has unfairly placed current players in a hard position", Sutherland wrote. As a sign of good faith, we are going to recommend that the selected squad members sign a tournament contract to allow them to compete and excel at this event.