Sources have alleged to The Seagull that Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is "just gunning for David Warner."
David Warner, Australia's Test and One-Day opening batsman, has been the most outspoken in his support of the player's demands in the testy pay talks.
As the negotiations ebb and flow and future tours look increasingly in doubt, the war of words in and out of the media become increasingly bitter.
An insider from Cricket Australia has told The Seagull that even if the players' demands are met, Sutherland has vowed to lean heavily on the selectors to punish Warner.
"Sutherland said Warner will be lucky to be playing for NSW when the deal is done," according to the insider.