By CricketCountry Staff
Sydney: Jun 21, 2012
The national selectors will be slashing the contract list from 25 to 17, which is a response to the Don Argus review, which had called for “premium for Tests” and determining each player’s value.
Notably, Bailey is a vital part of Australian selectors as they eye success in the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka later this year.
An announcement will be made regarding the new contracts along with the details of the new performance-based pay model.
The report confirmed the axing of Cowan from the central contract list, and suggested that the left-handed batsman needs to do some hardwork for cementing his place in the side.
In seven Test matches, Cowan has garnered 358 runs at an average of 29.83
However, the 30-year-old has a good chance in hands as he is set to lead Australia A in England next month – a tour which is extremely critical for the 2013 Ashes aspirants.