The members of the England national team have agreed to have their salaries cut by 15 per cent to help the ECB with their loss.
England has already hosted a lot of games this year. Still, it is undeniable that it has been deeply affected due to the pandemic. With that, the players of the national team have agreed to a 15 per cent cut for their salaries for a year to help the ECB with its expenses.
The ECB has already confirmed that they have lost around £160 million because of the pandemic. To date, that amount is still expected to rise. In return, the board will have to make some cost-cutting measures, even with the salary of their players and staff. In fact, the ECB revealed that the pay cuts will be taken from retainers, match fees, and win bonuses.
The players gave their consent on the pay cuts and it has been confirmed by the men’s cricket team director Ashley Giles. He commended the partnership between the players and the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) for their support.
He says, ‘The relationship with our men’s players and their representatives (TEPP) is strong, and we need to recognise that our players, led by captains Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, have conducted themselves with great maturity and responsibility throughout this challenging time’.
‘We now want to build on this agreement and work together on a number of areas relating to player welfare, particularly mental health, which remains a high priority for all of us, as we continue to navigate a path through this pandemic’, he added.
In response, TEPP chairman Richard Bevan says, ‘These are unprecedented times and once again the players have shown that they fully appreciate the important role they play in helping cricket emerge from this pandemic in as strong a position as possible’.
‘In agreeing to this revised remuneration package, they have shown great responsibility and unity with the wider game. TEPP would like to place on record our appreciation to the ECB for their cooperative approach in agreeing a way forward throughout these challenging circumstances’, he added.
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