County Cricket: Recently, eighteen counties and the Professional Cricket Academies (PCA) in England revealed pay cuts for the county cricketers.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, no cricketing activities have been brought under play for months. The cricket boards are deprived of making money as there are no series, leagues, tournaments, and tours. England Cricket Board is equally suffering and won’t be able to play its county cricketers.
Consequently, seeing the situations, players have been sensible on the cards and have agreed collaboratively on their pay cuts.
The scenario will be continued at least till the end of July as there will be no professional cricket in England estimated till 8th July. Domestic cricket has also been suppressed, and the reliable sources suggest the initiations of England Cricket from July.
Earlier, Worcestershire all-rounder and PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell said: “This has not been an easy decision and causes a great deal of disruption to many of our members. However, the PCA Players’ Committee ultimately agreed this is the right thing to do.”
Mitchell continued: “Working collaboratively through this crisis has always been one of our top priorities, and I appreciate the collective spirit of these discussions with the first-class counties, particularly at this most challenging of times.
“The understanding and support I have had from the PCA Players’ Committee and senior players around the counties have continued to be vital.
“As a group, we have been in constant communication to ensure we are supporting the interests of all professional players in England and Wales while being alert to the need for players to play their part.”