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ECB could lose staggering amount if no cricket occurs

ECB could lose staggering amount if no cricket occurs

English cricket could face gargantuan losses ranging up to £380m if no competitive cricket is played this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed the UK government.

Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Tom Harrison also talked about the grim reality that even if the Test series against West Indies and Pakistan and a series of T20 and one-day internationals against Australia takes place, the ECB would still incur a loss of £100m in 2020.

“We anticipate the cost of no cricket this year could be as bad as £380m. That is the worst-case scenario for us. That would be the loss of 800 days of cricket across all of our professional clubs and the ECB. We are staring at a £100m plus loss this year whatever happens,” Harrison told UK MPs.