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The England cricket workforce agreed to take a 15 per cent pay reduce Friday as the game offers with misplaced income throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Players with contracts from the England and Wales Cricket Board will get lowered earnings in “retainers, match fees and win bonuses” for one yr, the governing physique stated in an announcement.

The pay reduce backdated to October 1 was “in view of the substantial shortfall in the ECB’s revenue as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.” England not too long ago hosted excursions by the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia, enjoying in principally empty stadiums.

“We need to recognize that our players, led by captains Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, have conducted themselves with great maturity and responsibility throughout this challenging time,” workforce director Ashley Giles stated.

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