The ECB on Tuesday offered all the women cricketers participating in The Hundred to roll-over their contracts until 2021. The highly anticipated ‘The Hundred’ tournament was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the ECB has confirmed of not cutting down on the salaries of the women cricketers and it would be superintend for 2021.
The salary range of the women cricketers is between £3,600 to £15,000 while men’s salary would be cut down by 20%. The net salary after the 20% deduction would range between £24,000-£100,000.
ECB’s move is to safeguard the women cricketers from any financial crisis and also offer maximum security during the pandemic.
This implies, the contracted players will be able to re-associate with their respective teams next year. However, the teams will have the privilege to replace the players between October 2020-May 2021.
The ECB released a statement as they reached out to the players by pledging to “offer maximum security to the players who were denied the opportunity to play in the Hundred this year”.
The fixture of The Hundred tournament is yet to release as the ECB is still working on staging the event by the first half of 2021.
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