Coronavirus to financially affect Pakistani cricketers playing county cricket
The coronavirus pandemic will take a financial toll on many Pakistani players who rely solely on playing in the domestic English season, reported by ESPNcricinfo.
The players who fly to UK receive between £ 4,500 and £ 15,000 for the season, according to the report.
One of the players is Mansoor Amjad who feels the trickle-down effect would affect the game.
“Players like me play domestic cricket in England as we have no future in our national side,” he said while speaking with the cricketing website. “It is our livelihood and we won’t be able to travel to England due to the pandemic.”
He said cricketing boards had to consider the problem of player earnings. He added that when the Pakistan Cricket Board adopted its new system, many cricketers went unemployed.
The coronavirus pandemic forced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to postpone the playoff stages of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), although all of the country’s cricketing events, including Ramazan tournaments, were revoked.
Pakistan was also to host Bangladesh in Karachi for a Test match and a one-off ODI.