Warner: We can now just concentrate on playing


Australia vice-captain David Warner regrets the way the pay dispute with the board (CA) was handled but now wants to focus on helping the Aussies play good cricket on field.

The pay war was finally ended last week when the board and the players agreed on terms for new contracts after deals expired at end of June.

Warner was at the forefront of the players in the dispute, the left-handed batsman was a strong presence on social media as he hit out at CA over the handling of the matter.

However, now that a resolution has been reached Warner and his teammates can concentrate on taking care of things on the field and getting their public support back.

The national players and CA endured criticism from the Australian public for the way the pay dispute was handled and the players especially will have to put in big performances to gain the fans’ full support again.

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The Aussies have a two-match Test series in Bangladesh on the horizon followed by a limited-overs tour to India before the Ashes takes place Down Under at the end of the year.

When asked how they would get the fans back on the players’ side, Warner told the Nine Network’s Sports Sunday program: “By playing very good cricket.

“By coming out and trying to win away which is our focus in Bangladesh first, then moving onto the one-dayers (in India) and then obviously we’ve got a big Ashes series ahead.

“We regret the way it’s been played out in the media. We can now just concentrate on getting back on the park.

“This is done and dusted and some wounds need to be healed.”