England cricketers on central contracts have agreed to take a 15 percent pay cut for 12 months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on finances of the England Cricket Board (ECB).
The update was shared by the ECB on Friday after an agreement was reached between the board and the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP).
As being reported, the pay cut is made up of match fees, win bonuses and retainers with the 12-month period starting from Oct. 1.
“We need to recognise that our players, led by captains Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, have conducted themselves with great maturity and responsibility throughout this challenging time,” England men’s cricket managing director Ashley Giles said.
“We now want to build on this agreement and work together on a number of areas relating to player welfare, particularly mental health, which remains a high priority for all of us, as we continue to navigate a path through this pandemic”, he added.