Taylor and Gilchrist predict a significant reduction in the salaries

Taylor and Gilchrist predict a significant reduction in the salaries

SYDNEY – Former Australian captain Mark Taylor and grand wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist believe pay cuts are inevitable for cricketers across the country as the sport prepares to face the expected financial crisis brought on by the new coronavirus.

Taylor and Gilchrist predict a significant reduction in salaries. Cricket Australia (CA), the governing body of the sport, announced Thursday its intention to lay off almost 80% of its staff, granting them 20% salary until June 30. a financial crisis was approaching and the organization could not have paid its bills at the end of August without layoffs.

Gilchrist, who retired in 2008 after a successful career of almost 12 years, said the players were as follows. “Without knowing the numbers and the financials, I wouldn’t be surprised if we went back a decade or two to the level of payment that players receive. Perhaps even longer,” Gilchrist told ABC Grandstand on Sunday. Be stripped, right away. Support staff numbers need to be pulled back. Revenues will drop significantly, 50% on which they are currently betting and it is an optimistic position, I believe. Players will take a hit. “

The spread of the coronavirus has forced countries to close their borders and impose closures. He quit professional cricket, leaving most of the boards to prepare for a big drop in income. This year’s lucrative Indian Premier League, which offers big paychecks to players, has also been postponed indefinitely.

“There will be haircuts, as we have seen from CA staff. Players will be next,” said Taylor, a former CA member, on the Nine Network. “I also suspect that Cricket Australia and “The ACA (Australian Cricketers’ Association) have worked together on this. I hope they will pull themselves together and find a good solution for the near future.”

Cricket Australia hopes to earn significant revenue later this year when the country hosts the Twenty 20 Men’s World Cup in October and November ahead of the Indian tour for a long-awaited series of four tests around the New Year. “Six months is a long time. It may not be long enough in this pandemic, but it could be long enough to get cricket in October, which could save Cricket Australia and players from getting too big a haircut, “said Taylor. “Cricket Australia is trying to be proactive and take action early to hopefully avoid some pain later.”