3 Apr 2013

Australia to hand out cricket contracts today

6:07 am on 3 April 2013

Cricket Australia will annouce its list of contracted players today with plenty of cash expected to be offered to players to fill the under performing team.

However with the retirement of Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey, few players other than skipper Michael Clarke can be considered worthy of the top dollar.

20 players will be named today for what is a big year ahead with two Ashes series'.

This summer, the smallest base contract was worth a quarter of a million dollars, while Clarke commanded the top deal of more than 2 million dollars.