Board of control and cricket in India (BCCI) cleared the dues of its centrally contracted players amidst the Coronavirus crisis. The board set an example by relying on its financial strength. On the other hand, Cricket Australia (CA) and ECB have decided to cut short the player's salary as no cricket is being played nowadays.
In a statement, the board said that it won’t let any player suffer amidst the crisis. However, it has also admitted that the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) could be a huge financial setback for the BCCI.
“The situation is fluid right now. It can’t be said that it will be September when Asia Cup and home series against England is scheduled or October when World T20 is supposed to take place. If you don’t know when normalcy will return, how can you say that when will IPL happen,” an official said.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) still has time till June when the central contracts of the players expire. Till then, the board will continue to pay the players as per agreement. However, with the team not playing any cricket, PCB could also face serious consequences while paying the expenses.