England cricketers, each women and men, have volunteered pay cuts and donated 500,000 kilos as contribution in direction of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The cricketers’ gesture comes after the England and Wales Cricket Board had proposed a 20 % minimize within the gamers’ salaries. The ECB was ready for a response from the representatives on the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
The donation of 500,000 kilos is equal to a 20 % reduction within the salaries of males’s cricketers whereas the ladies volunteered for a pay minimize of their April, May and June salaries. “Following a meeting of all of the England men’s centrally contracted cricketers, the players have agreed to make an initial donation of £0.5m to the ECB and to selected good causes,” learn a press release from the gamers.
“The precise details of the charitable donation will be decided over the next week by the players. This contribution is the equivalent of all of the England centrally contracted players taking a 20% reduction in their monthly retainers for the next three months.” The gamers stated they’ll proceed to focus on with the ECB the difficult state of affairs confronted by the sport and society as an entire and can take into account how greatest to assist the ECB and each the cricketing and wider group going ahead.
Some of the cricketers had already made particular person contributions within the wake of coronovirus outbreak. England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler is presently auctioning his 2019 World Cup jersey whereas girls’s captain Heather Knight joined National Health Service (NHS) as a volunteer.