Filr Pic: Gamers for the eight groups in The Hundred line up following The Hundred Draft. (Christopher Lee/Get…Learn Extra
LONDON: The male cricketers will endure a 20 per cent discount in wage however the wage of the ladies gamers will stay unaffected when the Hundred event, an bold mission of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), is held subsequent yr.
The women and men gamers can even be paid 11.5 per cent of what they had been promised this yr after the Board was compelled to defer the inaugural season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The brand new 100-balls-per-side format, to be performed by eight groups in separate males’s and girls’s tournaments, was scheduled to be held between July 17 and August 15 however will now be held in 2021.
The choice was reached after negotiations between ECB and the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation (PCA).
“We’ve got been working carefully with the PCA to agree participant contract phrases to cowl this season and subsequent,” an ECB spokesperson advised the BBC.
“The boys’s gamers have agreed to a 20% discount in 2021 wage bands and we’re grateful and heartened by their help of the competitors as our sport appears to mitigate the monetary impression of Covid-19.”
The wage reduce in males’s competitors for subsequent yr applies to the value brackets from £30,000 to £125,000.
The governing physique, nonetheless, determined to not reduce the wage of the ladies cricketers for subsequent yr which ranges from £,3600 to £15,000.
“It has been essential to us to not see cuts to ladies’s participant salaries, and these stay unaltered for 2021,” the spokesperson stated.
The ECB conceded that elements like how a lot home white-ball cricket is performed within the UK this summer time, the allocation of England central contracts, the supply of abroad gamers and if Kolpak gamers stay within the English recreation into 2021, will decide if a brand new draft shall be required.