By Sportsmail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 03:17 EST, 14 June 2012 | UPDATED: 03:25 EST, 14 June 2012
Michael Clarke is hopeful the pay dispute between players and Cricket Australia will be resolved in the coming week.
As the Australian one-day side departed for their tour of the British Isles on Thursday, there was still no resolution to the current memorandum of understanding, which lapses at the end of June.
The Australian Cricketers Association and CA will meet again on Friday to try to thrash out a new pay deal that both parties are comfortable with.
HopefuL: Michael Clarke (left) wants the dispute to be resolved
Should the talks fail and there is no agreement before June 30, there is a real chance the players' union will consider all their options, including a strike, although Clarke is confident that won't be the case.
'I guess from a player's side of things we're really keen to get this going,' the Australia skipper said before flying out for the UK.
'The last (thing) we want to do is go on strike.
'I don't want to miss too much cricket for Australia and I think it's best for everybody the sooner it gets done the better.'
CA are trying to introduce a performance-based system, although Clarke believes the current system - where most players are on one-year deals - is a similar model.
Clarke is adamant the players are only after a deal that is best for the game.
On the way: Australia are travelling
'One thing I do know about the players is we're asking for nothing more than we've had,' Clarke said.
'We believe the most important thing is giving back to this game, not just for the players that are playing today but for the future of the game.
'We want what's fair and for the game to continue to be the number one game in this country and hopefully also the world.
'As captain of the Australian team we will do whatever it takes for this game to grow.'
Australia will spend four weeks in the UK and play five one-day internationals against England as well as another game against Ireland.
Headlines Newsview all
A MUSLIM hate preacher who was allowed to tour British mosques and spread the message of jihad may have planted the idea of the London ... Full story
Figures produced by the Department of Health show that, since 2007-8, the UK has paid £6.18billion in health costs for British citizens in Europe – ... Full story
ISLAMIC State has issued a chilling video warning that London is next to be hit by a terror attack at least as deadly as the ... Full story
Rate this article
MOST POPULAR ON CAPITALBAY
- Mother is suing a leisure centre for £20k after being told not to breastfeed in the pool
- Ben Batterham $100k bail application will see him return to work and live in secret location
- CIA 'live tweets' the raid that killed Osama bin Laden for 5th anniversary
Abbie Stocker, 27, was breastfeeding son Eric while wave machine was onLifeguard became concerned that mother and child might be in dangerMrs Stocker was offered ...
Ben Batterham, 33, will make $100,000 bail application on FridayIf bailed the apprentice chef will live in an undisclosed locationBatterham is accused on murdering 'home ...
Osama bin Laden was killed after a raid that was carried out on May 1, 2011The al-Qaeda leader was ambushed by NAVY seals in Pakistan ...
Rob O'Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal shot against Osama bin Laden, recalled Sunday the moment the terrorist's death was announcedO'Neill said the ...
Restaurants could be banned from adding a service charge to billsCustomers would have to ‘opt in’ to make an extra paymentBusiness Secretary Sajid Javid to ...
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said 35,000 children unable to join the organisationCampaign groups said adults are being put off by ‘incredible bureaucracy’ Endless forms and child ...
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Omid Masoumali died in Brisbane on Friday after being airlifted to hospitalHe set himself alight on Nauru on Wednesday where he was being ...
Federal Budget 2016 will be handed down on Tuesday evening at 7.30pmTreasurer Scott Morrison is putting the finishing touches on the documentFormer PM Tony Abbott ...
Council built ugly gate on jetty at Mudeford Spit, Dorset due to safety fearsBeach hut owners warned of a 'mini-revolution' if the gate was not removedThe ...
Footballer Ryan Giggs ‘showered PR girl with lavish gifts after the pair struck up a flirty friendship while she helped to promote his hotel’
The former Manchester United winger split from his wife three months agoGiggs, 42, is reported to have been flirting with waitresses in his restaurantHe is ...