England Cricket Players Getting Pay Cuts

England Cricket Players Getting Pay Cuts

There have been major changes in cricket and other sports in England and the rest of the world. Over the last months, the cricket fields were empty with no matches. Players didn’t even go to the field for practice.

Like other sports authorities, the England Cricket Board is also facing big challenges at the moment.

With no matches on the field for so many months, ECB is facing severe financial challenges. Though matches have started to take place, the stadiums are empty.

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In normal conditions, the stadiums used to be packed with fans, and selling tickets was the main source of revenue. Now they will get money only from television broadcasts.

England’s cricket squad has already donated about 500,000 pounds to ECB to help them get out of this financial crisis. ECB is very happy with the players’ attitude to deal with this difficult situation.

ECB has already laid off about 60 staff as they couldn’t afford their salary. Even after doing so the financial problem isn’t solved. Now, the players will be facing a pay cut and insubstantial amount.

The players are quite open to the idea and they understand the current situation. No player has complained about the pay cut. They have given hope to support ECB further in the future so that they can be in a position to help the other cricket boards as well.

ECB is trying to get rid of its redundant processes to reduce expenses. They feel sorry for those who have to go through this and lose a job, but this is only good for the board’s future. In the coming few years, the revenue will be much less compared to before.

ECB and the players understand that, and they are ready to provide full support to each other in this regard.

It is a testing time for ECB and other sports organizations throughout the world. But things are going to get better. Players have already entered the fields and matches are slowly taking place. Though some of the big tournaments have been cancelled, ECB is still hopeful that these tournaments will be rescheduled soon.

How Sports Leagues Have Started Playing Again

How Sports Leagues Have Started Playing Again

It has been a challenging time for all of us due to the outbreak of the coronavirus since earlier this year. People are dying every day and healthcare professionals worldwide are struggling to control the number of cases of the virus.

Almost everything had been shut down including sports venues and events. There was no match in the field for a long time.

Things are getting better now for many countries and so the sports leagues are returning to the field as well. However, several precautions are taken to prevent the spread of the disease among the players and others involved. Here we are going to talk about the various measures that are in place today.

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The European Soccer team is on the field already playing various matches. Germany’s Bundesliga also returned. A striking observation about these matches is that there were no spectators in the field.

Every year, before the pandemic broke out, the stadiums used to be packed with fans. Now there is a restriction in this regard. It is a rule now that the stadiums must be empty when any match is going on to protect the health of the players. 

The teams need to spend a week in quarantine before going to the field as a precautionary measure. They are also regularly tested for the virus. If any player has any symptoms he is asked to retire.

Social distancing is maintained in every step. The players are not allowed to go on one bus; rather multiple buses are arranged for them to get to the field. Multiple dressing rooms are also used by the players so that the dressing room doesn’t get crowded.

All the areas of the stadium are disinfected and cleaned regularly. The ball that will be used for the soccer game is disinfected multiple times during the match. Substitute players are required to wear masks while waiting for their turn to play.

For warmups, players are scheduled to come at different times to reduce gathering. Referees are asked to keep a distance from players during the match and handshakes are forbidden.

International matches and competitions are not allowed due to travel restrictions. So, teams are competing with the other teams of their nation. Other leagues like England’s Premier League are also returning to the game and they must follow similar rules during their matches. We hope that things will get better soon, and that we can resume our normal life.