Australia coach Darren Lehmann confident Ashes strike will not go ahead

  • Players and Cricket Australia locked in stalemate over new pay deal
  • Lehmann says issue is a distraction for his side ahead of Champions Trophy

Darren Lehmann is confident cricket’s pay dispute won’t lead to a player boycott of the Ashes but the Australian coach has urged both sides to find a resolution. A former president of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, Lehmann admitted the tense stand-off over a new memorandum of understanding would prove a distraction at next month’s ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

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