South Africa cricketers to face no pay cut, board says have enough capacity to see us through season

Player salaries for the South African 2020-21 cricket season are secure, however the long-term results of the coronavirus pandemic may imply the nation’s cricketers earn much less sooner or later, Cricket South Africa Acting CEO Jacques Faul has mentioned.

Quite a few sports activities groups and organisations all over the world have both decreased the salaries of gamers and officers, or lower their employees numbers within the wake of the virus outbreak that has crippled world sport.

Faul mentioned CSA, who contract gamers on a yearly foundation, won’t observe go well with, however believed the longer-term prospects for participant revenue is of nice concern.

“We have budgeted for the amount. It is a centralised system and both the national team and franchise players are budgeted for,” Faul instructed native media on Tuesday.

“At this stage we are going to have enough capacity to see us through the season.

“But in the long run, even when we cowl this season, we are going to have to take a look at what the scenario goes to be after that and the monetary affect it has.

“In our situation, I cannot see any player getting less money this season, but going forward I can see a situation where players might have to receive less.”

Faul added they’re presently endeavor state of affairs planning primarily based on the affect of no cricket for the subsequent three, six or 9 months.

“How much will be available to pay players (next season)? We need to see the total effect of Covid-19. And of course, players right now miss out on appearance fees and win bonuses,” he mentioned.

“If we have series postponed and they are played at a later date, then they can make it up. If not, that is lost income.”

Faul conceded that in a worst-case state of affairs, the place worldwide cricket can’t be performed for 2 or three seasons, the sport may turn into a leisure sport in South Africa.

“You must evaluate every resource the available now, and how far will it stretch. If we run out of capacity to run cricket in the country then it becomes a recreational sport,” he mentioned.

“It has got us all nervous and it (the coronavirus) is a big concern. But health is the most important thing. Sport feeds a lot of people, but we must be honest that the world has even bigger challenges at the moment.”

South Africa’s subsequent scheduled worldwide task is a check and restricted overs tour of the West Indies beginning in late July.

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