Virat Kohli and Co may face pay cut due to Covid-19 pandemic: Indian cricketers association president – cricket

India cricketers association president Ashok Malhotra feels gamers might face pay cut within the coming days because of coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the complete globe. The total sporting calender of the world has been shredded due to the outbreak and cricket has additionally suffered the brunt of it.

The monetary may of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken hit in latest occasions after India’s ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa was known as off. Also, the beginning date of 13th version of the Indian Premier League was pushed to April 15 however as issues stand, there’s a probability that IPL gained’t happen this yr in any respect.

Malhotra said gamers ought to be prepared for a pay cut as BCCI aren’t making the form of cash it used to and the cricketers might have to ‘contribute’ from their very own pocket by taking a wage cut.

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“The BCCI is the parent body of the cricketers. It’s a company. If a company is making losses, then it all filters down,” Malhotra was quoted as saying by Times of India. “In Europe, almost all the footballers, normally paid the highest among all, are taking a huge pay cut, which has been announced by their associations.”

“This was an sudden state of affairs. These are very robust occasions. So, everybody could have to strive and contribute from their pocket.

“I do know it’s not truthful to cut back the salaries of the gamers, but when the mum or dad physique isn’t incomes as a lot because it was doing earlier than, the cricketers will certainly have to anticipate a pay cut,” he added.

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The outbreak of coronavirus has introduced the complete world to a standstill with a number of international locations going into lockdown to curb the unfold of the virus. More than 850,000 folks have been contaminated by the virus whereas in extra of 42,000 folks have misplaced their lives to this point.

The pandemic has brought on a number of multi-nationwide occasions to be postponed with Olympics 2020 and Euro 2020 being the most important casualties. The destiny of ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to happen in Australia in October, additionally hangs in stability.

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