England cricket players voluntary reduction of salary
LONDON: England's male and female cricketers have volunteered for pay cuts and donated £ 500,000 as a contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The gesture of the cricket players comes after England and Wales Cricket Board he had proposed a 20 percent cut in player salaries. the ECB was waiting for a response from the representatives in the Professional Cricket Players Association .
The £ 500,000 donation is equivalent to a 20 percent reduction in cricket players' wages while the women volunteered for a cut in their April, May and June wages.
"Following a meeting of all of the England men's centrally contracted cricketers, the players have agreed to make an initial donation of £0.5m to the ECB and to selected good causes," read a statement from the players.
The precise details of the charitable donation will be decided over the next week by the players. This contribution is the equivalent of all centrally recruited players in England having a 20% reduction in their monthly withholdings for the next three months.
The players said they will continue to discuss with the ECB the challenging situation faced by the game and society as a whole and will consider how best to support the ECB and both the cricketing and wider community going forward.
Some of the cricketers had already made individual contributions in the wake of the coronovirus outbreak. England wicketkeeper hitter Jos Buttler is currently auctioning off her 2019 World Cup jersey, while women's captain Heather Knight joined the National Health Service (NHS) as a volunteer.