£60 Million Pounds Pledged from ECB during ‘Biggest Challenge In It’s History’
Updated: Apr 14, 2020
Tom Harrison has announced a special package to ensure the future of the game amid much uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have already pushed the season back to the 28th May at the earliest.
£40 million pounds has been pledged to be shared out among the 18 counties whilst £20 million pounds will be given to local clubs and smaller establishments
It comes amid growing pressure on England’s centrally contracted players to take pay cuts. However, contrary to some reports, the England players have not yet said no. Tom Harrison,ECB chief executive will take a pay cut during this difficult time.
On the announcement of financial support,Harrison said ‘the package will give certainty in these extremely difficult times to keep the lights on’
He went on to say that ‘it will be months before the full financial fallout is made clear".
The financial support is certainly unprecedented but with much uncertainty surrounding the cricket season it is hoped that the package will ensure the survival of the game no matter what.