After Pakistan and Australia, the economic condition of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been badly affected due to the coronavirus epidemic. The board has decided to reduce 20% of its workforce. This was stated by ECB CEO Tom Harrison in his statement released on Tuesday.
Harrison said in a statement released on the ECB website, “ECB has lost 100 million pounds (about Rs 950 crore) so far due to Corona. If the epidemic lasts until 2021 summer, it could suffer losses of up to 200 million pounds (about Rs 1900 crore). ”
PCB will also reduce workforce:
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also fired five of its employees. At the same time, it is preparing to reduce more workers.
Australia board seeking job for employees in the supermarket:
At the same time, Cricket Australia (CA) fired some employees in May. Also, 80% of the employees had been asked to pay only 20% by August. CA also searched for temporary jobs for some of its employees in supermarkets for three months. This was stated by board chief executive Kevin Robert himself in a radio show.
ECB needs to reduce expenses:
Harrison said, “Recently we reviewed the structure and budget of the ECB. During this time we realized the need to reduce the expenses. It has also been approved by the people working with us.”
Proposals include 20 percent reduction in workforce budget:
The ECB CEO said, “These proposals include a 20 percent reduction in our workforce budget, which will equate to the removal of 62 roles from our structure – a number which is largely made up of existing headcount and a small number of vacant positions.”