ECB to lose over 300 million kilos if English cricket will get cancelled within the wake of coronavirus


Because of this example, ECB had talked a couple of 20 per cent pay minimize for centrally contracted gamers.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photograph by Stu Forster/Getty Photos)

The worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus has created an financial disaster across the globe. A number of establishments are dealing with the impact of this world financial disaster and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is one in every of them. The ECB suspended all types of cricket within the nation till Might 28. The upcoming English summer season could possibly be at a loss if no cricket is performed even after that. Because of the world pandemic, ECB could possibly be dropping over 300 million kilos if no cricket is performed via the English summer season.

Because of this example, ECB had talked a couple of 20 per cent pay minimize for centrally contracted gamers. Based on the sources, gamers haven’t agreed to this. ECB Cheif Govt Tom Harrison wrote a letter to the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation chief, Tony Irish. Within the letter, Harrison expressed his considerations concerning the matter.

ECB writes a letter to Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation to approve 20 per cent pay minimize

“The pandemic is the largest problem the game has confronted within the trendy period though the complete extent and influence of the pandemic on cricket is as but unknown, it’s already clear that it will likely be extraordinarily vital,” wrote Harrison as quoted by The Occasions of India.

“We will solely estimate the entire monetary influence on the sport, which is not going to be clear for a while, however by the use of providing a sign of the potential scale of the loss to the sport, dropping a whole cricket season – which isn’t an outlandish state of affairs – will value cricket in England and Wales effectively in extra of 300m,” added Harrison.

“Our absolute precedence within the face of this problem is first, to make sure the general public security of our folks”, the ECB CEO said. The scenario within the United Kingdom are fairly dangerous. On the time of writing, there are almost 30,000 circumstances of coronavirus sufferers within the UK, whereas the dying toll is greater than 2,300.

Within the letter, Harrison additional said that he shall be one of many staff who will take a 20 per cent pay minimize. He additional urged gamers to help the board at this second. So far as the pay minimize is worried, he said that it will be for April and Might for now.

“While the well being of the nation is beneath menace, the way forward for our sport is determined by each single one in every of us sharing the load proper now.

“In mild of this, I’m encouraging the PCA and all skilled gamers to help the suggestions the first-class counties current to you subsequent week, which can very effectively suggest a 20% discount in salaries for April and Might, with a view to revisiting this on a month-to-month foundation till now we have navigated via the disaster”, added the chief government.