Hundred faces salary cuts and partial re-draft – PCA chairman

Salary bands in the Hundred are set to be cut by up to 20% for men’s players when the competition launches in 2021.

Players were due to earn between £30,000 and £125,000 in the competition this year before the Covid-19 pandemic forced its postponement. Details are still being ironed out, but the range could now be cut to £24,000-£100,000 as English cricket comes to terms with the financial implications of a significantly reduced season.

“There’s been up to 20% cuts to county contracts across the last few months – 17% for April and May, 20% for June and July, so far. So some sort of cut across the Hundred would make sense, keeping money in the game to support counties and county players as well,” said Daryl Mitchell, chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA). “I don’t think there will be any issues across that.”

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