England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced to chop 62 jobs in response to the losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dipto Paul Reports.
The governing body of ECB announced the news on Tuesday that includes a 20% cut in ECB’s workforce budget which is equal to cut off 62 job positions.
According to the officials, England Cricket Board already lost £100 million (129 million Dollars, 108 million Euros) during this coronavirus pandemic and this amount of loss will be doubled in the upcoming year.
Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive said, “The Covid-19 pandemic has left cricket facing its most significant challenge of the modern era.”
“There is also deep uncertainty about the future, and it is vital we take more steps now to ensure the future financial sustainability of cricket in England and Wales,” he added.
While all the sports are stopped due to the corona pandemic, England Cricket Board already arranged a few white balls and red ball tournaments measuring safety issues.
The high cost of staging biosecure cricket with the empty audience in the field pushed ECB to face this huge loss.
“The position we had created to come together as a game and grow cricket on the back of a remarkable year in 2019 was truly game-changing. Our ambition and energy are unchanged, but how we get there now needs to look significantly different from what we originally planned for,” said Harrison.