Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Ricky Skerritt has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has put the area’s already ailing cricket physique into “Intensive Care Unit” and it’ll have to go for price slicing measures to experience out the monetary disaster.
The coronavirus outbreak, which has contaminated over 45 lakh folks globally, has compelled a world sporting shutdown, together with cricket.
“This crisis has put our already poor financial state into ICU. It is like going to the doctor with an illness, and as he is about to prescribe the medication, you get a stroke,” Skerritt stated in an interview with Guardian Media Sports.
West Indies was scheduled to tour England in June but it surely has been postponed now due to the COVID-19 outbreak. South Africa’s tour of West Indies in July-August for 5 T20Is and two Tests can also be in doubt.
New Zealand was additionally scheduled to tour West Indies in July to play three ODIs and three T20Is however that collection too is below risk.
Skerritt stated a committee was arrange after accounting and monetary administration consulting agency PKF had introduced a 63-page evaluation report final December.This committee, which has been entrusted with the duty of assessing the monetary implications for future worldwide excursions and rescheduling or cancellation of occasions amongst different issues, is anticipated to current its report on the board’s subsequent quarterly assembly on May 27.
“What this committee will do is to look at that and also look at the emergency situation that this COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us into and recommend what can be done,” Skerritt stated.
“This committee may expect to be looking to not massage on the body but make deep surgical incisions, as far as the cutting-back process goes. What we have been doing all the while is cost saving, but I think the time has come for cost cutting.”We have about 100 cricketers on retainers, and the board has had to fund this skilled league. This has come at nice expense to us, and all these items might be checked out,” he added.