Pakistan cricketers willing to take pay cuts
The sports world has come to a standstill due to the deadly coronavirus. And this has affected the sports organizations of almost all the countries. Several cricket boards have already cut or reduced some of the players’ salaries to prevent financial losses.
In that case, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not done anything like that yet. However, Azhar Ali, the captain of the country’s Test team, said that Pakistan’s contracted players are willing to cut or reduce their salaries if necessary.
In an interview with a local radio station, Azhar said, “The whole world is at a standstill with the coronavirus. The most worrying is the financial issues. The helpless are suffering from hunger. Everyone should come forward by their side.
“Personally, many have come forward. The PCB has set up a relief fund. We players have also raised funds. So if necessary, we will do more social work together.”
Azhar added, “We know very well how terrible the situation is now. If the lockdown worsens or the situation worsens, we are willing to give up a portion of our salary. The PCB will do as it pleases. When the PCB discusses the salaries of our players, we will ask them to cut it.”