The coronavirus epidemic has caused financial crisis in every country. The cricket board is also suffering due to this epidemic. If the Indian cricket team does not visit Australia this year, then the Australia Cricket Board may have to take a loan of 500 million dollars to avoid financial crisis. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has started cutting the salaries of its support staff to overcome the financial crisis that arose in this epidemic.
Yes, its first impact was on Afghanistan cricket head coach Lance Klusner. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has bowled out 25 percent of his salary. On the other hand, if Afghanistan does not visit Zimbabwe in June, then the salary can be cut by 50 percent.
ACB Chief Executive Lutfullah Stanikzai told ESPNcricinfo, “This is part of our strategy to save on expenses because the Covid-19 crisis has had an impact on us as well.”
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“We have decided to cut the salary of coaches by 25 percent in May,” he said. If international cricket does not return, the cut will be 50 percent in June. As long as our financial position allows us, we will keep them in office. ”
Apart from former South African all-rounder Klusner, the pay cuts will also have an impact on batting coach HD Ackerman and assistant coach Navroz Mangal.
According to the report, the ACB has paid all its centrally contracted players in the first quarter of 2020 but their salary structure could be reviewed if the five T20 matches against Zimbabwe do not take place. Currently, the board has given contracts to 32 players and 55 domestic cricketers of the senior team.
(With PTI Inputs)
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