Australian cricketers aren't fighting for more money but rather the the salary model that ensures they take home a set percentage of the sport's revenue.
WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET PAY DISPUTE ABOUT?
*All male players have earned a share of the revenue they generate for the past 20 years.
*Cricket Australia (CA) insist times have changed and revenue sharing is not viable in the current financial climate.
*The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) wants to keep the revenue sharing model which it calls "the bedrock of the successful growth of Australian cricket".
*International players would actually be much better off if they accepted CA's offer but they instead want to ensure the future salaries of all players, domestic and international, are safeguarded.
WHAT SORT OF FIGURES ARE BEING DISCUSSED?
*CA's original offer suggested international male players would pocket an average of $1.45 million by 2021-22, a 25 per cent increase.
*The average wage of domestic male players was set to rise 18 per cent in the same timeframe to $235,000
*CA spruiked an immediate average pay increase of 125 per cent for female players, an international's average salary would jump from $79,000 to $179,000, while domestic female players' average wage would rocket from $22,000 to $52,000
*The union has cast doubt on CA's predictions of future revenue and wants access to more financial information. CA claims it has provided all relevant information to the ACA.
WHAT HAVE BEEN THE OTHER POINTS OF DISPUTE?
*CA argue scrapping revenue-sharing will benefit grassroots cricket. The ACA say players have reached into their own pockets to fund grassroots initiatives and the governing body has neglected clubs around the country.
*CA infuriated the players' union with plans to keep domestic players outside their sharing arrangements. CA changed this stance last week, also offering to increase the international cricket surpluses that are shared with players.
*CA attempted to woo high-profile superstars with individual contracts but their attempts were rebuffed by the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood
*CA continue to approach and contact players directly, much to the frustration of the ACA. The union's calls for CA boss James Sutherland to enter emergency mediation continue to be ignored