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In the recent reports, Cricket Australia chief, James Sutherland returns to Melbourne after Lords test in England and gives a green signal to stage Easter blockbusters at Melbourne Cricket Ground. This deal is a multi dollar financial settlement between Australia Football League and Cricket Australia. James Sutherland delivered this message to the boss of AFL Gillon McLachlan. It was a long pending agreement between these two sports entities in Australia. Under this agreement, AFL will be allowed to access MCG every year for an extra weekend in March to stage Easter blockbusters starting from Thursday, March 24, 2016. Australian media understands this mutual agreement between CA and AFL as a great benefit to the Australian sports. This will ensure a long term tenancy of AFL over MCG for extended weekends starting from March 2016. James Sutherland told the media that there was a constructive conversation between CA and AFL and removes the doubts over Easter season launch in 2016. He also added that cricket will not stand in the way for the AFL season opener in March 2016. The game will be relocated in case Victoria wins the right to host the Sheffield Shield final. Further talks would be carried out on 24th July Friday as MCC chief will return from UK. Sutherland has also confirmed that he has asked AFL to go ahead and fix games at MCG for their opener starting at Easter weekend. He also added that AFL wil start at that time of the season when there won’t be much cricket ongoing to stand in the way of Football. Even though CA has contractual right to play at MCG, it would allow tenancy to AFL for hosting matches as per agreement. The financial settlement will soon be declared. On the other hand, McLachlan said he was hopeful of reaching associate also the MCC however refused to comment additional. However it’s understood he has indicated a readiness to barter a multimillion dollar settlement to make sure a permanent American Federation on the bottom for the last 2 weekends in March.