The Country cricketers in England have agreed on their pay cuts till the end of July after the 18 counties and the Professional Cricket Academies (PCA) have agreed on pay cuts after the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the boards financially.
County Cricket players agreed for pay cuts
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.”
The Country cricketers have collaboratively agreed to PCA’s terms and conditions and are ready for pay cuts till June-July.
However, it is to be noted that there will be no domestic season till August in England amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is to resume professional cricket from July 8th probably. The board is looking forward to starting the training of the players following the safety measures amidst the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus has brought a standstill to the whole world. Cricketing scenarios have been paused and have been badly affected globally. England is one of the countries where cricket series, leagues, and tournaments got paused and still there isn’t a major probability for kicking off.
Earlier, the England and Wales cricket board denounced to stop professional cricket at least till 1st July, however, as per the new announcement, cricket will commence from 8th July in England. The board hasn’t revealed the date from which the training of the players will be resumed.