Cricket West Indies (CWI) has determined to chop salaries of gamers and employees and cricket funding accross the islands by half. The board mentioned that it hopes the lower will likely be in impact from July and hopes that it lasts “not more than three to six months.”
“With no international cricket currently being played anywhere in the world, and with great uncertainty of when regular cricket activity will resume, CWI — like many other international sporting organisations worldwide — is facing a significant loss of income, whilst also being uncertain of the long-term impact of the crisis on our operations,” mentioned CWI in its assertion.
“It is in that context that CWI’s Board of Directors, with deep remorse, have agreed to a plan that we anticipate will safeguard CWI’s future whereas delivering at the least a minimal stage of job safety for the entire individuals employed or contracted all through the area’s cricket neighborhood.
“The results of this pandemic have been distressing for everybody — the worst disaster of our lifetime — and at current, we can’t be sure when the state of affairs will likely be rectified,” mentioned CWI CEO Johnny Graves.
“We acknowledge that this can trigger monetary ache for all our employees, gamers, coaches and umpires throughout the Caribbean, however having stored everybody on full-pay for the reason that outbreak in March now we have no selection however to take decisive motion from subsequent month onwards.
“CWI’s best asset is our individuals and gamers and everybody sharing equally within the non permanent discount, we consider is one of the simplest ways for us to make sure we get by this disaster and shield our organisation and all the roles within the system. We will likely be reviewing the state of affairs recurrently with the hope that we will return to regular operations on the earliest alternative.”