England’s men accept 15% pay cuts in wake of ECB financial hit

It has been reported that the men from England are ready to accept a 15% salary cut for the upcoming 2021 season. The report has been negotiated and the agreement is carried out between the ECB and Team England Player Partnership (TEPP).

The decision, which had been widely anticipated within the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, comes after the ECB was forced to get off 20% of its workforce, a complete of 62 roles, in response to a financial hit in more than £100 million for the 2020 season.

12 red- and 12 white-ball contracts have been issued bu the ECB last month for the 12-month period starting from October 1, with five players – Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler – being awarded both.

£650,000 was the worth of a Test contract previously and a white-ball deal approximately fits around £275,000 while the players stood to earn a further £14,500 per Test appearance, and £4,500 for every limited-overs match.

Joe Root, because the England Test captain, also received a supplement of £175,000.
However, from the outset of the pandemic, England’s players are aware of the necessity to play their part through an unprecedented period of uncertainty, and agreed back in April to make a voluntary contribution of £500,000 to the ECB and selected good causes – which was the equivalent of a 20% move their retainers for the primary three months of the season.
According to a report within the Guardian, the agreement this point around is additionally understood to incorporate a big reduction in team win bonuses – which range between £44,100 and £176,400 per Test, counting on where the opposition sits during a five-tier system involved by the ECB, and between £11,000 and £58,800 in white-ball cricket, with additional bonuses for outright series victories.

Ashley Giles, the Britain men’s director appreciated the efforts of the players and TEPP and said that he believes that the England players have dealt the situation with quite a maturity under the leadership of Eoin Morgan and Joe Root. He also spoke on the relationship with the men’s team and TEPP.

He further added that they are still looking for a way out of this pandemic and thus they will work together on a number of aspects which are also concerned to the player’s welfare especially the psychological state.


The chairman of TEPP Richard Bevan also spoke on the occasion and added that there is no control on what has happened due to unpredictable circumstances but once again their players have shown real maturity in helping this game of cricket rise from the pandemic. The revised remuneration package will be accepted by all the players with keen responsibility.

Meanwhile, at the county level, Worcestershire has confirmed that they’re going to be taking over the choice of the government’s new Job Support scheme, which can run six months from November 1.