ECB to cut cricketers’ salaries to cover up financial losses
The whole world is trembling with coronavirus fear. All sports events are at stagnant. Cricket governing body of multiple countries suffering losses. As a result, the salaries of England cricketers can be deducted. That’s exactly what ‘The Times’ reports.
The media reported that the England cricket governing body is about to suffer huge financial losses in this crisis situation. That could be deducted from cricketers’ remuneration. The reason is very natural. England’s Sri Lanka visit has already been canceled in the wake of the global epidemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended all professional cricket, including domestic tournaments, in the country till May. That is, three months off from cricket.
There is also a doubt about West Indies and Pakistan’s tour to England in the coming days. The future of the two Test series under the World Test Championship is uncertain. Australia will then travel to England to play a series of short formats in June-August. But this is not possible if the situation is not normal. And in reality, if the ECBs can’t host these series at home, they will face huge financial losses.
As a result, the ECB has to pull the rush on the cricketers’ pay scales. In an interview to The Times, an ECB spokesperson said, “Hopefully the cricketers will be able to understand the situation.”
The Times reported in their report that cricketers like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, who are contracted in three formats with the board, could face about 0.2 million pound financial losses.