CWI decides to cut pay for six months
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has decided to cut 50 per cent of the salaries of players and officials due to the financial crisis caused by the epidemic coronavirus. The West Indies Cricket Board has said that the cuts will continue for the next six months.
International cricket has been suspended since March due to coronavirus. So it goes without saying that cricket boards have no income. CWI has decided to cut the salaries of players and officials to meet the economic challenges. They said in a statement that players-officials-umpires and coaches would have their salaries cut by 50 per cent. Which will be effective from July 1.
“With no international cricket currently being played anywhere in the world, and with great uncertainty of when regular cricket activity will resume, CWI — like many other international sporting organisations worldwide — is facing a significant loss of income, whilst also being uncertain of the long-term impact of the crisis on our operations,”
CWI said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the West Indies players have received a green signal from the board for a tour of England next July. Board officials gave policy approval at the board meeting through teleconference yesterday. But the board will have to wait for the approval of the governments of the Caribbean. With the approval of the Caribbean regional governments, West Indies will have no more obstacles in their tour of England.
The three-match Test series between England and the West Indies is part of the ICC World Test Championship. The start date was June 4. But due to the coronavirus, the scheduled series was canceled by the cricket boards of the two countries. However, the two boards have recently reached an agreement and want to host the series in early July. If the tour is confirmed, West Indies will go to England on a chartered flight. They will also be in the 14-day quarantine there.