England cricketers agree to 20% pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic
England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said they have been ready to take a pay cut considering the ECB’s financial crisis. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) faces financial crisis due to coronavirus epidemic.
Because of that crisis, they have offered to temporarily reduce pay for players. Morgan did not know, however, that such a formal proposal had been made.
The Daily Mail and ESPN Cricinfo reported that Tom Harrison, chief executive of the ECB, wrote a letter to Tony Irish, Players’ Cricket Association (PCA) chief executive of England players. Where the ECB has now proposed a 20 percent pay cut for players. Morgan says he didn’t know anything about the proposal.
But at such a time, he says he is ready for any assistance,
“Wherever there makes a difference with my work, I am ready to help. We are in a time of uncertainty where no one has the answer to how dire the impact of the matter will be on cricket. I have opened the door for everything. One thing I know is that everyone in cricket is suffering a lot. I’m ready to do whatever I need, wherever I can.”
Of course, Morgan also has good news in this crisis. Her first child, Leo, was born three weeks ago. It’s been good for Morgan since the Indian Premier League (IPL) wasn’t in this time. He has been able to be with his wife and children.