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    Close Up David Evans speaking pull back to Semi View Evans, Lord and reporter speaking
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    Speech: "Packer pays ten times more than the cricketers get now there is no way that he is going to turn that down. I don't blame him all I'm trying to do is provide an alternative".

    Reporter: "You ???tioned a figure of 200,000 as being the opti??? figure you were looking towards per year, do you think that is going to come off?

    Evans: "Yes, I do, the indications are and you've seen three medium ??? businessman give the test cricketers of England 1,000 per man for the forthcoming test now if that's an indication of British business in seven days I think that it's likely that that sort of money will be forthcoming in the relative and near future".

    Reporter: "What about this idea we've just been speaking about English players what about Australian players they don't seem to be gaining anything out of this?

    Lord: "No, it's not a situation for Australian players but the principle can certainly apply not only to Australian but to any other test playing country, the whole scheme that's been evolved here is over and above what the governing boards or the governing associations have been able to do in the past and for cricket to compete against any ent??? situation well than obviously more money's got to be made available which cannot come through the gates because cricket has got to be fed financially right down the system to survive its a unique game it requires that therefore commerce has got to play it's part in paying the players more like what they're worth. David Evans and his colleagues have today will make the financial lot of players a lot easier and that being the case they won't be as open to a situation whereby it's a lot better to play somewhere else because it doesn't matter which way you look at it playing for your country's a pretty process sort of asset."


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