The England men’s and women’s cricket team have decided to help their country in fighting the Coronavirus. United Kingdom is one of the most effected countries from this deadly coronavirus. In UK more than 38,690 people are effected and 3,605 people have lost their lives.
Seeing the ongoing situation England men’s cricketer will make a donation of £500,000 to the England and Wales cricket board to fight against covid-19 said the Professional Cricketer Association. In addition there will be a reduction in salaries of centrally contracted women’s cricketers in the month of April May and June.
The reduction in salaries is also for the coach and the support staff of the team.
“All the players felt like it was the right response in the current climate,” said England women’s captain Heather Knight.
All over the world people are coming together to fight against this deadly virus and each person is doing their part. “We know how the current situation is affecting the game and we want to help as much as we can. We will be discussing with the ECB further ways we can help the game in the coming weeks.”
A statement from the PCA said the donation from the men’s team “is the equivalent of all of the England centrally contracted players taking a 20% reduction in their monthly retainers for the next three months.
The world is hit by this deadly virus which is taking life out of the big countries, but people are together in this hard times.