Updated: May 5, 2020 9:36:36 am
Just 4 days after the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) introduced the postponement of their new cricket event The Hundred till 2021, all signed gamers have been knowledgeable that their contracts have been terminated. The postponement was announced on April 30 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We can confirm that a letter terminating current player contracts has been issued today to all involved. This letter is necessary paperwork to legally update and inform players of the situation, which follows a notification last week around the launch of the new competition being moved to 2021,” mentioned the ECB in a press release launched to Stats Perform.
“We are working closely with the PCA (Professional Cricketers Association) on a number of options for players regarding next year’s launch.”
The eight-team event was scheduled to start out on July 17 this 12 months. All the franchises had chosen their males’s squads in a draft in October, whereas the ladies’s groups had been within the means of finishing their squads from various participant swimming pools.
According to a report by the Independent, gamers had been on account of obtain 80 per cent of their salaries on the finish of the 2020 event and the contracts have been voided by way of a pressure majeure clause written in that removes legal responsibility for unexpected circumstances.
In whole, 570 gamers had put themselves up for the boys’s draft of the event – 239 abroad stars, from each main worldwide nation besides India, and 331 home cricketers.
However, with a most of three abroad gamers per crew, solely 24 – only one in 10 – might be assigned to a crew after throwing their names into the hat.
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