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    Australia's 25 Contracted Players - Announced Shortly

    At the end of this month the Australian selectors announce the 25 contracted players for 2006-07. Players are ranked 1-25 and their salaries range from $620 000 to $150 000. The criteria is: the form of the players over the past 12 months; and their likelihood of Australian selection over the next 12 months taking into account who Australia plays, the balance of the side and the need to ensure the future development of the Test and one-day international teams.

    Here's my 25 and my rankings. It's the case, apparently, that players who play both forms of the game are always ranked higher than players who play only one form of the game. Accordingly, guys like Stuart Clark are likely to be ranked higher than Shane Warne, despite their respective achievements. Anyway, taking into account the above criteria...

    Rankings of players who play both forms:
    1 Ponting
    2 Gilchrist
    3 Lee
    4 McGrath
    5 Martyn
    6 Clark
    7 Clarke

    Rankings of players who play one form
    8 Warne
    9 Hayden
    10 Symonds
    11 Langer
    12 Gillespie
    13 Bracken
    14 MacGill
    15 Hogg
    16 Katich


    Rankings of fringe players
    17 Watson
    18 Jaques
    19 Cullen
    20 Tait
    21 Haddin
    22 Hodge
    23 Johnson
    24 Kasprowicz
    25 Cosgrove

    Out from last year: Hopes; White; Lewis

    The highlighted players are the new additions...all in my opinion.

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    Those salaries seem petty low. The average salary of a major league baseball player is over $3 million USD.

    The best players can get contracts of $100million+ USD over some period of years. I think the highest contract is for around $250 million (over 8-10 years I think...remember thats ONE person). And there are like 30 teams...so the total money involved is mind boggling. So one person makes MORE than the 25 members of the Australian team combined?

    In fact, the National Football League here, has TV contracts that total $3.1 [B]billion/B] USD per year (from 2006-2011, for a total of $18 billion dollars).

    I am sure Soccer players in Europe make at least as much.
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    Mick Lewis getting a full season in for Durham.......Great!
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    Sad that no cricket players are on here:

    http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2004/0705/093tab.html


    And suprisingly few soccer players. The list is dominated by American sports. Thats a bit suprising. I guess we take our sports seriously


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    oops, i forgot mike hussey

    he'd be in at number four or five, which would push cosgrove out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    i forgot mike hussey

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    Dont mention that name

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielFullard
    Mick Lewis getting a full season in for Durham.......Great!
    don't tell me he's (inadequately) replacing hussey?

    no wonder you're filthy at him!

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    Wouldn't be suprised to see Hodge miss out. And wouldn't be all that surprised if White kept his.

    But if White did miss out, that'd leave Lewis, White and Hodge to have to be paid by the state and so quite a few guys in Vic will lose their contract too as a result.

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    Michael Clarke will be above Stuart Clark i would think, given that he is well settled into the OD team whereas Stuart Clark is a fringe player in both
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    I was fairly sure that Warne, ponting and McGrath would be payed well over that amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Sad that no cricket players are on here:

    http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2004/0705/093tab.html


    And suprisingly few soccer players. The list is dominated by American sports. Thats a bit suprising. I guess we take our sports seriously
    Resources are simply more diluted. There are only 32 NFL teams, but there are 96 league teams in England alone.

    USA = marginaly under 300 million people 300/32 = one NFL team per 9.32 million people
    UK + Spain + Germany + Italy + France = marginally over 300 million people with 100 highest division teams = one top division team per 3 million people. And that's before we even get into lower division teams.

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    Clark not picked in the ODI team, so that pushes him down the list.

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    Dorey's only coming in because Clark's wife is expecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Wouldn't be suprised to see Hodge miss out. And wouldn't be all that surprised if White kept his.

    But if White did miss out, that'd leave Lewis, White and Hodge to have to be paid by the state and so quite a few guys in Vic will lose their contract too as a result.
    You'll have to wait at least another season now, Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskov
    Resources are simply more diluted. There are only 32 NFL teams, but there are 96 league teams in England alone.

    USA = marginaly under 300 million people 300/32 = one NFL team per 9.32 million people
    UK + Spain + Germany + Italy + France = marginally over 300 million people with 100 highest division teams = one top division team per 3 million people. And that's before we even get into lower division teams.

    Its slightly different. Many states and cities don't have teams, and so even though they follow NFL, they usually don't follow it enough. And NFL is just one sport, there are three major sports and a fourth semi-major sport (ice hockey), all of which seem to make more than cricket (and three of them more than soccer).

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