Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Pani has promised the domestic and international players that they will get full payments till the board can afford it. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis and no cricket being played, it has been a financial setback for many boards to pay a hefty amount of salaries.
While Mani expects full payment to the players at the moment, he did not hesitate in saying that PCB can expect future financial losses as it won’t be easy to sell broadcasting rights or get the sponsors on boards.
"Cricketers are the biggest stakeholders in Pakistan cricket. Domestic and International and the centrally contracted and domestic players I want to assure them we will safeguard their interests till we can," Mani said in a video podcast released by the PCB.
Pakistan does have big series coming up against Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. However, Mani is concerned about monetizing these series under the current economic crisis.
"They are our major partners in cricket. But we have to also have certainty when international cricket will return full-time to Pakistan," added Mani concluded.