The central contracted male and female England players decided to cut wages during the current global crisis that has brought cricket to a standstill.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to sabotage the entire cricket season in England, central contracted players have opted to cut wages to reduce the burden that the forced interruption places on the game’s finances in the country could.
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The Male England Players
The male cricketers are said to make a donation of £ 500,000 to their employers and selected nonprofits, while the female players have opted for a three-month cut in wages.
“All of the players felt that in the current climate, the correct response was to cut wages in line with our support staff,” said English women’s captain Heather Knight.
“We know how the current situation will affect the game and we want to help as much as possible. We will discuss further options with the ECB on how we can help the game in the coming weeks.”
So far, the English players have done their part to support those who are at the forefront of the fight against the virus. Knight, who led England to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final last month, volunteered with the NHS, as did Sophia Dunkley.
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