Sydney – Australia vice-captain David Warner regrets the way the pay
dispute with the board (CA) was handled but now wants to focus on helping the
Aussies play good cricket on field.
The pay war was finally ended last week when the board and
the players agreed on terms for new contracts after deals expired at end of
Warner was at the forefront of the players in the dispute,
the left-handed batsman was a strong presence on social media as he hit out at
CA over the handling of the matter.
However, now that a resolution has been reached Warner and
his team-mates can concentrate on taking care of things on the field and getting
their public support back.
The national players and CA endured criticism from the
Australian public for the way the pay dispute was handled and the players
especially will have to put in big performances to gain the fans’ full support
The Aussies have a two-match Test series in Bangladesh on
the horizon followed by a limited-overs tour to India before the Ashes takes
place Down Under at the end of the year.
When asked how they would get the fans back on the players’
side, Warner told the Nine Network’s Sports Sunday program: “By playing
very good cricket.
“By coming out and trying to win away which is our
focus in Bangladesh first, then moving onto the one-dayers (in India) and then
obviously we’ve got a big Ashes series ahead.
“We regret the way it’s been played out in the media.
We can now just concentrate on getting back on the park.
“This is done and dusted and some wounds need to be