South Africa cricketers salaries for 2020-21 season will not be effected but in future they might see a cut due to the coronavirus outbreak which has brought the sporting world to a standstill. Due to the pandemic, a lot of cricket boards have decide to make cut in the salary of their centrally contracted players, but Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about the future.
If the tours are scheduled they’ll get the money: CSA chief
CSA chief executive Jacques Faul did not anticipate the salaries of players to be impacted in the short term but the future payments may have to be reduced. He, however, also said that if the future tournaments go as per schedule, then the players might get their money.
“For now we’ve budgeted for the amount. It’s a centralised system so both the Proteas and the franchise players have been budgeted for and we have enough to see through the next season,” said Faul during a conference call.
“The players will lose out on match fees and win bonuses. If these tours are rescheduled they’ll get the money. In the long term even if we cover this season we have to look at what it’s going to be post this season and the financial impact of that and how much will be available to contract players.
“We’ve got to crunch the numbers first and experience the total effect of COVID-19, but it is a possibility the players will be receiving less of a player payment pool.
“I cannot see anyone for now getting less money than they’re contracted for, but in future the allocation going to players I can see that being less.”